The Prayer of Jehoshaphat
I just returned from the semi-annual meeting of America’s National Prayer Committee. What a great group of cross-denominational folks. I’m one of only a few Southern Baptists on the committee of approximately 100 and possibly the only one from the academic world. I love being with them. No one cares who I am or what I am. I’m just Dan. In one of the many prayer times, someone prayed the prayer of Jehoshaphat (could this be a new book title?) – “Lord, we don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on You” (II Chronicles 20:12). How many times have I felt this way, not knowing exactly what to do, yet trusting with all my being on God’s directions? What an encouragement on days when confusion or uncertainty reigns. Jehoshaphat was troubled because a “great multitude” of the enemy was coming against him. Did God answer the prayer? Sure did! God sent Jahaziel to say, “Do not be afraid or dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s” (II Chronicles 20:15). Do you face a multitude of concerns this week? How about joining me in praying the prayer of Jehoshaphat?