Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Daily devotional: Special prayer of promise

Scripture
"And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart."
Ezekiel 11:19 NLTse

Observation
When all of Israel and Judea was about to be destroyed, God saved those whose hearts were broken by the detestable sins being committed (Ez. 9:4), and He exiled them instead of killing them. The Lord promised to be a sanctuary to them during their time in exile (Ez. 11:16), and then gives this beautiful promise for when He will return them to their homeland. I crave this same promise!

Application
Pray this verse in the way that is applicable for you! May it be true for us always.

Prayer
Lord, You are awesome. Thank you for being merciful to those of us who seek after You. I pray now, in the mighty and precious name of Jesus! Please give us singleness of heart and put a new spirit within us. Take away our stony, stubborn heart and give us a tender, responsive heart. May we truly be your people, and you will be our God. Thank you for answering this prayer now and always. May we passionately pursue You forever, O Lord!

Special songs today:
Holy Roar, by Christy Nockels
My Refuge, by SonicFlood

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