From Handbook to Prayer
As I looked, thrones were set in place,
And the Ancient of Days took His seat.
His clothing was as white as snow,
And the hair of His head was like pure wool.
His throne was ablaze with flames,
And its wheels were a burning fire.
A river of fire was flowing
And coming out from before Him.
A thousand thousands attended Him;
Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him.
The court was seated,
And the books were opened. (Daniel 7:9–10)
O Lord, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, You alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. (2 Kings 19:15)
Pause to express your thoughts of praise and worship.
“Even now,” declares the Lord,
“Return to Me with all your heart,
With fasting and weeping and mourning.
So rend your heart and not your garments.”
Return to the Lord your God,
For He is gracious and compassionate,
Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness,
And He relents from sending calamity. (Joel 2:12–13)
Ask the Spirit to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness.