Saturday, April 29, 2017
Having identified the playing field, that God is faithful, righteous and forgiving, and that we are none of the above, and confessing all that on behalf of himself and his people, past and present, Daniel goes on to give the core of his prayer. He humble asks for God to hear, to look, to forgive, and to act. He realizes and states that they are totally at the mercy of God. But the bottom line is not so much what happens to them, but how it reflects on God and His name. That is what drives Daniel to such desperate prayer. "Look around God. Yes, we're a mess, but look at how people are looking at us as your representatives. Help us to stand back, get out of the way, Humbly pray, and watch You glorify Your name."