Prayer is a powerful privilege
I think that I forget this truth more often than not.
But you cannot look at the life of Moses and Amos and not see that to them prayer was a privilege. Its harder to see it in Abraham because he did a lot of face to face negotiations with God and Jesus did a lot of early morning and all night stuff – so again we didn’t see a lot.
Both Moses and Amos got in good with God. God would show them His plan for the future and both Moses and Amos saw the privilege of that close communication and asked God to spare the destruction of so many.
Is it possible that we have not stood in the gap for the world as much as we should be? Have I taken my relationship with God so personal that I have left the things of this world to “just happen” when I could have made a difference by calling on the grace and kindness of God?
I have been reminded in the last two weeks to really think about praying for my nation. Maybe I am the one who can stand in the gap, see revival grip my heart and those around me. May I see prayer today as a privilege, and stand for those who either cannot or will not.