121 Days of Prayer
The Lord Has Made a Solemn Promise, and He Will Not Abandon You
The purposes of this prayer are: Obedience, Leadership and Resist Temptation.
Lord of Creation, the prophet Samuel chastised the assembled Israelites for demanding that he place a king over them. When confronted with the sin of not trusting in their God for protection, they became remorseful and afraid: “Even though you have done such an evil thing, do not turn away from the Lord, but serve him with all your heart. Don’t go after false gods; they cannot help you or save you, for they are not real. The Lord has made a solemn promise, and he will not abandon you, for he has decided to make you his own people. As for me, the Lord forbid that I should sin against him by no longer praying for you. Instead, I will teach you what is good and right for you to do. Obey the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. Remember the great things he has done for you. But if you continue to sin, you and your kingdom will be destroyed.” 1 Samuel 12:20–25 (TEV). Gracious Lord, Samuel’s words are as applicable to us today as they were to the Israelites. God will not abandon us for, through Jesus the Messiah, he has decided to make us his own people. Help us, Heavenly Father to faithfully serve you wholeheartedly, remembering always the good things you have done for us. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.