I received this word from Daniel in Jedidja prayer group and it ignited a prayer in me for Moreleta Church who just completed a day of fasting, and is choosing to fulfill Isaiah 58 in a community that frowns on the discomfort of being exposed to Plastiekview. Beyond this church this prayer is for every person like Daniel, Joseph, Nehemiah and Esra in South Africa
16 Then the king commanded, and Daniel was brought and cast into the den of lions. The king said to Daniel, May your God, Whom you are serving continually, deliver you!
17 And a stone was brought and laid upon the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet and with the signet of his lords, that there might be no change of purpose concerning Daniel.
18 Then the king went to his palace and passed the night fasting, neither were instruments of music or dancing girls brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.
19 Then the king arose very early in the morning and went in haste to the den of lions.
20 And when he came to the den and to Daniel, he cried out in a voice of anguish. The king said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is your God, Whom you serve continually, able to deliver you from the lions?
21 Then Daniel said to the king, O king, live forever!
22 My God has sent His angel and has shut the lions’ mouths so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent and blameless before Him; and also before you, O king, [as you very well know] I have done no harm or wrong.
23 Then the king was exceedingly glad and commanded that Daniel should be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no hurt of any kind was found on him because he believed in (relied on, adhered to, and trusted in) his God.
24 And the king commanded, and those men who had accused Daniel were brought and cast into the den of lions, they, their children, and their wives; and before they ever reached the bottom of the den, the lions had overpowered them and had broken their bones in pieces.
25 Then King Darius wrote to all peoples, nations, and languages [in his realm] that dwelt in all the earth: May peace be multiplied to you!
26 I make a decree that in all my royal dominion men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel, for He is the living God, enduring and steadfast forever, and His kingdom shall not be destroyed and His dominion shall be even to the end [of the world].
27 He is a Savior and Deliverer, and He works signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth—He Who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.
28 So this [man] Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.
Father we pray for every person in South Africa who through faithful dedication to God in Jesus Christ seeks to prosper this country and not to harm it. Lord we ask shut the enemy Lion’s mouth that roars and wants to devour.
We proclaim that the Lion of Judah reigns supreme and no weapon formed against Your children shall prosper in Jesus Christ name. They will be a shining light to the nations! Steadfast on the Rock which is our beloved Jesus Christ, the cornerstone of our faith.
We take a defensive Nehemiah rebuilding stance with our eyes fixed on our Redeemer. We trust in you alone🙌🏻