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I want to learn to pray like Mose. Mose’s prayer in Exodus 32:11-14 has always amazed me. Moses is PLEADING with God to not destroy the very people He brought out of Egypt. Moses is intense. Mose’s whole being is focused on pleading with God to turn from His anger and not wipe out the generation He saved. The very generation He displayed His great power and mighty hand when rescuing them from their slavery in Egypt. (vs. 11) Moses pleads. Moses begs on behalf of his people, but most importantly Moses reminds God of His promises.
And you know what??? This is the part of the story that still to this day AMAZES me and excites me……..Moses changes God’s mind!!! Then the Lord relented and did not bring on His people the disaster He had threatened. (vs 14) God heard Moses’s prayers! He saw the intensity in how Moses prayed. I believe God was moved with compassion because of the prayer Moses prayed on behalf of a people who did not deserve God’s compassion but rather His wrath. Nonetheless, because of Mose’s prayer God changed His mind!
Max Lucado says “Our passionate prayers move the heart of God. “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16). Prayer does not change God’s nature; who he is will never be altered. Prayer does, however, impact the flow of history. God has wired his world for power, but he calls on us to flip the switch.”
I want to start praying like Moses did. I want to PLEAD with God for salvation for my unsaved friends and family. I want to be focused and intense when I go before my Heavenly Father’s throne praying for my husband, my children, my family, my friends, my country and my world. I want my prayers to scare Satan because he knows that they move the heart of MY God, who I dearly love.
Won’t you join me in praying like Moses? Gone are the days when we fall asleep in bed praying over our loved ones. Let’s pray like Moses……together let’s “flip the switch.”
Love God Greatly,