Dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Daniel 9:23, “As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed”. The Lord sent angel Gabriel to Daniel to tell him that he was highly esteemed in the sight of the Lord.
Daniel fasted and prayed for twenty-one days not for himself but interceding for the people and the nation so that the Lord’s wrath may not come upon them. While he was praying, the Lord sent an angel from heaven. The book of Daniel 10:10-11 says, “A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. He said, “Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you.” And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling”. Daniel prayed in truth and earnestness. When the angel of the Lord told Daniel to stand up he trembled and stood in the presence of the Lord. As the Lord was well pleased by the way he prayed, the Lord answered all his requests and was with him. Daniel did not only find favor in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men. He was greatly blessed. The bible also tells us that when Job prayed for his brothers, the Lord changed all his bondage.
Similarly, when you pray for the needs of others, the Lord will meet your needs. When you humble yourself in prayer, as a mark of having listened to your prayers, the Lord will send His angel with good news. The prayer that you pray must come from the depth of your heart. You shall keep receiving replies for your prayers from heaven. When you humble yourself and pray with earnestness, the Lord will come down to meet all your requests. Pour out your heart’s burden at the feet of Jesus. You will experience wonders in your life. The Lord who answered the prayers of Daniel will answer yours too. The Lord will make you to take root and stand firm in front of those who waited to see your downfall.
The Lord says that from this day on, your family life, your work life and even your business shall bloom like the lily of the valley. You shall be like the Lebanon taking firm roots on solid grounds. When you learn to give the first place to God in all that you do, God will take you to great heights in life. Make God the center of your life.
God bless you.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank and praise You for this blessed day. Thank You for speaking to Your children through the life of Daniel. I pray that they may learn to pray in truth and earnestness for the needs of others with much burden in their hearts. Lord, I pray that You may fulfill all their needs and requests. May Your hands of mercy and grace be upon them in all that they do. I submit Your dear children in Your hands of love and protection. In Jesus name we pray,