40 days and 40 nights :: Prostrate and Praying


This is part of the 40 days and 40 nights series.

To fall prostrate before someone voluntarily is a expression that juxtaposes an attitude of adoration (or worship) and submission simultaneously. The Bible says that Moses was prostrate before the Lord for forty days and forty nights, as an intercessor for the people of God, for God had told Moses that he was going to destroy them for their wickedness and evil practices (Deuteronomy 9:18, 25).

Points to ponder:
Do we humble ourselves and totally submit to God, falling on our faces, prostrate before him in an attitude of adoring and worship God for who he is?
Do we stand in the gap praying and interceding for God’s people, so that those who are not in Christ Jesus, the Ark of God, may not be destroyed?
Do we prostrate and pray?

Deuteronomy 9:25-26 (KJV)
25 Thus I fell down (prostrated myself) before the Lord forty days and forty nights, as I fell down at the first; because the Lord had said he would destroy you.
26 I prayed therefore unto the Lord, and said, O Lord God, destroy not thy people and thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed through thy greatness, which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.

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