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Read Isaiah 36:1 through 37:38; Ephesians 1:1–23
Surely you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all the countries, destroying them completely. And will you be delivered? Did the gods of the nations that were destroyed by my predecessors deliver them? (Isaiah 37:11–12).
Those are the words the of the king of Assyria to Hezekiah, a part of the letter Hezekiah took to the temple and spread out before God.
Although the words may be different, God’s people today often hear the same message. Sometimes this message is spoken by doctors, bosses, bill collectors, or known enemies. Other times the message sounds in the Christian’s mind when no one else seems to be around.
As was the case with Hezekiah, the message is intended to inspire fear and surrender. Instead, it should inspire prayer.
The difference was not Hezekiah’s power. It was the power of Hezekiah’s God, our God. He is Spirit, not wood or stone. His ear hears, and His hand delivers.
Prayer Suggestion: God, thank You that You are real, that You hear and You deliver.
Quicklook: Isaiah 37:9–21,35
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Prayer is our link with God, an awesome avenue through which we can express praise and adoration to Him for His goodness, love, and mercy; and an avenue through which we can voice our petitions and concerns. God's Word assures us that we can "come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).
Prayer also moves the hand of God on behalf of needs and circumstances in our church, our families, our community, nation, and world. Take time to pray and intercede for these areas as God leads you. Become part of a prayer group and intercede with others in times of corporate prayer. As you seek God's help, expect reports of great victory to follow as God answers prayer.
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