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September 25, 2013

I love to pray the very things God has spoken to us in the Bible. Today as I was studying on the different ways the word “veil” is used*, there were a few things that jumped out at me. I prayed them for the people I love.

To understand the full picture of this one aspect of a veil, I recommend you read Exodus 34:28-35. (You can access over 40 English translations of the Bible when you go to Moses spent 40 days and 40 nights on the mountain with God. When Moses returned to His fellow Israelites his face glowed with the glory of the Lord. He put on a veil to cover his face after he talked to the people about what God had shown him.

“14 But the people’s minds were hardened, and to this day whenever the old covenant is being read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth. And this veil can be removed only by believing in Christ. 15 Yes, even today when they read Moses’ writings, their hearts are covered with that veil, and they do not understand.

16 But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.” – 2 Corinthians 3:13-16, (NLT, New Living Translation).

I saw three things we can pray for those we love:
1) that they would “turn to the Lord” (v 16)
2) that their minds would no longer be hardened (v. 14a)
3) that they would believe in Jesus, because this is the only way the veil of hardness of heart (v. 14a) and not being able to understand (v. 14b) will be taken away (v. 16),
4) and specifically that the veil would be removed (v. 16).

When we pray what God wants, He hears us. We know without a doubt we’re praying His will when it comes from His own love letter to us, so we know He will answer.  Read I John 5:14-15 for more on this.

We can also pray that any veil(s) that are covering our eyes would be taken away as well.

*This is part of the study God is leading me on regarding our covering, mantle, and cloak. See posts in the category “covering”.

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