What preparations do we make before we come before the throne of the Almighty God? In this sermon, Brother Holloway looks at Daniel chapter 9 and the prayer recorded there as a pattern for us to follow when approaching God in prayer. This prayer is illuminating to the Christian today, demonstrating how to pray with adoration, confession, and supplication; and teaching us to pray for the consecrated church, the conscientious call, and the consistent conduct of God’s people.
Daniel 9:16-19 (ESV): “O Lord, according to all your righteous acts, let your anger and your wrath turn away from your city Jerusalem, your holy hill, because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and your people have become a byword among all who are around us. Now therefore, O our God, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his pleas for mercy, and for your own sake, O Lord, make your face to shine upon your sanctuary, which is desolate. O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see our desolations, and the city that is called by your name. For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, pay attention and act. Delay not, for your own sake, O my God, because your city and your people are called by your name.”