PRAYER FOR THE WEARY INTERCESSORS
And he [Gabriel] said to me, “Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and humbling yourself before God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia [demonic being assigned to rule Persia] has been withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me. Daniel 10:12-13
Heard ~ to listen, give heed. To consent, agree. To grant a request.
Lord, I am getting weary in prayer. My heart has been pouring out its distress for so long that it appears You aren’t listening. But You sent Gabriel to speak to Daniel, to let him know that You heard His prayers and were answering them. You are a God who listens well. I am not a voice You hear in the distance, one who is just making noise. Your ear is bent to hear the faintest whisper. Everything that weighs on my heart is important to You. Rebuke my enemy when He accuses You of being passive. I am sorry for every time I believe his lie.
Father, give me endurance! There are battles in the spirit world being fought over my prayers. The kingdom of darkness is threatened by Your miraculous answers. Help me remember that when You appear to be silent, things are never quiet. Speak truth to my heart so that my trust is not shaken.
Their fight is in vain when I am on Your side. I stand in the truth that You are a pro-active God. You bring about deliverance for Your glory at the right time. I can trust it. Your purposes cannot be hindered. Your Word says, “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” Isaiah 59:19
I humble myself under Your mighty hand, waiting to be exalted in due time: casting all my cares upon You; for oh, how You care for me! Today, I will be sober, vigilant; because my adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking to devour me. I Peter 5:6-8 The mouth of the lion will not prevail because I trust Your love, trust Your timing, and trust Your power to deliver. Amen