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This excerpt was taken from Erwin Lutzer's "Covering your Life in Prayer"

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A Prayer to Understand Our Identity in Christ

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

The changes God makes in our lives after our conversion are profound and lasting; God does a deep work that rituals cannot perform. Consider this: God so profoundly put us into Jesus—in a legal way—that His history becomes our history. We were crucified with Him, and we were “raised with Him” (Romans 6:5). This identification with Christ is the basis for our intimate relationship with Him; it is also the basis of our walk of victory.

If you were convicted of a capital crime and then put to death for it, the law would have no more claim on you. Just so, as believers, we’ve died with Christ, and as a result, we are dead to our obligations to meet the demands of the law. In short, Jesus fulfilled the demands of the law for us. So our “death” with Jesus frees us from a standard we could never keep and the punishments that accompany it. But—thanks be—we still do live, but we do so by faith in Jesus.

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A Prayer That We Recognize Our Place in God's Plans

Do not think to yourself that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”Esther 4:13-14

These are the words of Mordecai to Esther, the young woman whom Mordecai had adopted after her parents died. Through divine providence, she was selected by King Ahasuerus to replace his rebellious wife Vashti, and so Esther had access to the king. And when the king agreed to a plot to kill all the Jews in his kingdom, it was Esther who intervened, and the plot was averted. Indeed, she had “come to the kingdom for such a time as this.”

Our role in life is less dramatic, but make no mistake, we also are where we are at this time in history to play a role in God’s eternal plan. You and I could have been born in a different era, or we could have been born in a different country, with different parents and a radically different environment. But we are who we are at this time of history “for such a time as this.”

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A Prayer for Our Nation

As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven. And I said, “O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father’s house have sinned. We have acted very corruptly against you and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, and the rules that you commanded your servant Moses.” O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.”—Nehemiah 1:4-7;11

This is the prayer of Nehemiah before he left Babylon to return to Jerusalem to help rebuild the walls of the destroyed city. The remnant of the Jews who had survived the siege of the city were dispirited and living in great trouble and shame. They were constantly subject to attack from invaders who looted the city and kept the Jews in humiliation. As far as they were concerned, no one cared about them and they lost their testimony and impact.

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A Prayer That Our Hearts Be Open to God's Word

For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.”—Ezra 7:10

For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law”—Nehemiah 8:9

Ezra was a scribe who set himself to study the Law of the Lord and to obey it. Later, we read that he instructed Israel, and thankfully, the people had ears to listen to what God was saying. This stands in contrast to a past generation of Israelites who refused to hear the words of the Lord through the prophets. They might have heard the words but they dismissed them out of hand. As the old saying goes, no one is as deaf as the person who does not want to hear.

What are the characteristics of those who are ready to hear God’s Word? They listen to His word with anticipation, wanting to be instructed. In fact, they love hearing the Word of God even when it rebukes them. They have an appetite for spiritual things and “like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk” so that they might grow in their walk with God. In other words, they’re eager to be both comforted and confronted by the Word. Second, they are willing to hear the Word despite the competition from other voices. Above the noise of this world, they pick out the voice of the True Shepherd and follow wherever He leads.

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A Prayer for Faith in Desperate Circumstances

O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”—2 Chronicles 20:12

Imagine being responsible not only for your own fate, but also the fate of a nation. That’s the predicament Jehoshaphat found himself in when a great army was moving against the land of Judah. Filled with fear, he “set his face to seek the Lord” and called the people together to fast and pray for God’s mercy and protection. He prayed earnestly, confessing his sin and the sin of his people, reminding himself of God’s greatness and the covenant with His people. Jehoshaphat understood that he was no match for the overwhelming superiority of the invading armies. If there was to be deliverance, God would have to directly intervene.

This prayer of desperation was also accompanied with worship. “Then Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the Lord, worshiping the Lord.” (v.18). Next, Jehoshaphat turned military strategy on its head by sending a choir ahead of his own army! Should we be surprised when we read, “And when they began to sing and praise, the Lord set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed” (v.22).

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