In the book of Daniel, the king (Nebuchadnezzar) was having some bad dreams, and he needed them defined to him what they meant. He called his diviner-priests, mediums, sorcerers, and Chaldeans, to tell him what the dream was and interpret it for him. When they could not do it, he ordered all the wise men to be destroyed. When Daniel heard about it, he asked for a little time so that he and his friends could pray and seek God to reveal to them the dream. God did this through Daniel, but it's the praise of Daniel to God that I want to print this morning: "May the name of God be praised forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals the deep and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him. I offer thanks and praise to You. God of my fathers, because You have given me wisdom and power. And now You have let me know what we asked of You, for You have let us know the king's mystery." Daniel 2:20-23 What will we pray for this morning? How about wisdom and an understanding heart, for our God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, is still the God of the universe, and is still desirous for His people to seek His counsel. He has given us understanding beyond what the world understands, if we seek His counsel. He has given us power beyond the comprehension of the world, if we seek His Spirit, and walk in His ways. He has given us comfort that the world cannot know, because of His grace, and we need to take a moment today to acknowledge Him for all He is and does in, and through us and for us, by the power of Jesus Christ, His Son.
Thank You God, for Your grace is so overwhelming, and we are blessed by Your presence in our lives. I pray for our country, for Your provision, for Bill, Sarah, Dan, Marie, Rachel, our military, Kristen, Sam, Kim, Clyde, James, Starla, Scott,William and his friend, Rosa, Abby, Marlaina, Carolyn, Loren, Mike S., I pray for our missionaries, our military, I pray for discernment of Your word, and Your will for our lives. I pray for all of us to start trusting You more, for You have revealed the deep and hidden things to those who seek Your Son, in whose name I pray,Our Lord, Jesus.