121 Days of Prayer

The purposes of this prayer are: Repentance, Humility, Forgiveness and Opportunity.

Lord Almighty, Samson was set apart from birth for your special purposes as a Nazirite. When Samson fell in love with a woman named Delilah, the Philistine leaders persuaded her to try to get Samson to reveal the source of his strength. She agreed to try, and asked Samson several different times. He did not tell her the truth each time she asked. She became distraught, but, “because she nagged him day after day and pleaded with him until she wore him out, he told her the whole truth and said to her, ‘My hair has never been cut, because I am a Nazirite to God from birth. If I am shaved, my strength will leave me, and I will become weak and be like any other man.’” Judges 16:16–17 (CSB). When then Delilah lulled Samson to sleep, some Philistines came in and shaved his head while he slept. Then the Philistines were able to overpower Samson, gouge out his eyes, and take him captive. Later, when the Philistines were celebrating their victory over Samson, the Philistine leaders ordered that he be brought before them to entertain them: “Samson said to the young man who was leading him by the hand, ‘Lead me where I can feel the pillars supporting the temple, so I can lean against them.’ The temple was full of men and women; all the leaders of the Philistines were there, and about three thousand men and women were on the roof watching Samson entertain them. He called out to the Lord, ‘Lord God, please remember me. Strengthen me, God, just once more. With one act of vengeance, let me pay back the Philistines for my two eyes.’ So Samson took hold of the two middle pillars supporting the temple and leaned against them, one on his right and the other on his left. Samson said, ‘Let me die with the Philistines.’ He pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the leaders and all the people in it. And those he killed at his death were more than those he had killed in his life.” Judges 16:26–30 (CSB). Heavenly Father, before Samson lost his hair and his supernatural strength, he behaved selfishly, rashly and immaturely. After he lost his hair and your special enabling presence, he was able to understand that what he had accomplished in his life was all due to your blessings. When he asked for your help in his humbled state, you graciously gave him one last opportunity to wield his supernatural strength against the Israelite’s enemies. Lord, we pray that we never forget that you are the source of all our strengths and abilities. Amen.



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