DAY 20: Prayer and Meditation

Prayer Point

Pray that everything will work out in our favour pertaining to this 11th edition of the Conference. Declare that the Hand of the Lord will be heavy and evident throughout this Conference season and upon the life of every participant.

Meditation

You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favour to her; the appointed time has come. For her stones are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity.

– Psalm 102:13- 14

When Mordecai learnt of Haman’s evil plan to kill the Jews, he mobilized Esther and others to pray. One day, Queen Esther approached the king uninvited, which was against the law and could carry the death sentence. As soon as the king saw her in the entrance to the king’s hall, he invited her into his presence and held out toward her the royal scepter as a sign that she was welcomed and accepted. Favour! That is a beautiful picture of the way we as sinners are accepted into the presence of God.

Our God is favourably disposed to us. The Psalmist was assured of this when he said the Lord will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favour to her. The favour of God toward Zion was manifested even in the ruins of the temple.

Desolate though it was, its stones were dear to the servants of the Lord; her very dust moved them to pity. Those who truly love the church of God love it when it is in affliction as well as when it is in prosperity. God favours Zion by putting it in the hearts for his people to favour her. In Christ, we are highly favoured.

Let us pray that for this conference too, the Lord will cause everything to work in our favour, that even the ‘dust’ of the conference will draw goodwill from everyone.

Published by N B Habu

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