Prayers that keep KINGS up at night!

Today’s Reading: Esther 6-8, Acts 6

Today’s Reflection: Esther 6:1 On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.

When God’s favor is upon you, He will move even the heart of kings on your behalf, if need be! For this king, to him it may have been just another sleepless night, but little did he know how providential his sleeplessness would prove to be. 

You see, God had heard the cries of His people who were fasting and praying during this time for deliverance from pending destruction. Through the sly hand of Haman, this king had already given his seal of approval for the annihilation of the Jews within his kingdom’s entire domain. 

However, before they could even follow through with the plan, God had already made other plans in response to the prayers of His people. 

So, as providence would have it, it was this sleepless night in which the king read of the records of the chronicles, which would shed light on an incident where Mordecai saved his life, and where he in turn began a plan to show Mordecai honor for having done so. 

Fast forward and next thing you know, one thing leads to another, and now the enemy of the Jews, Haman, is being hung on his own gallows and the king is issuing a new order for the Jews to strengthen their hands for self-defense to save their people from wicked Haman’s plot to destroy them. 

And who knew all of this would come out of one king’s sleepless night? This proves that God will stop at nothing in His goodness and power to respond to the desperate cries of His people for help. 

God will make your business, a king’s business, if that’s what it takes. There is nothing going on in the world any more important than God’s dealings and business with His people. Not even the kings of the earth have agendas any more important than God’s people. 

Your prayers are THAT important to God! Are you His child? Have you placed your faith in Christ His son? If so, then you should already know that God knows no limits to pouring out His love and favor upon you in your time of need. 

If He gave us His Son, then what else would He withhold? Absolutely nothing (see Romans 8:32)! So if you feel like your prayers are unimportant to God, think again! Who knows but what God isn’t keeping kings up at night to arrange your deliverance!

Floodgates of Heaven
Volume 2
Entry 173 of 365

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