Awake, as in days gone by, as in generations of old.
(As he makes his plea to the Lord, the petitioner is giving us an example
of how to pray in our desperate times of need.
The speaker has acknowledged earlier that the Lord has allowed His people
to experience the dire consequences of turning their backs on Him.
Now, in intercession on behalf of the people,
the speaker is reminding himself of what the Lord has formerly done for His people
when He delivered them from their enslavement in Egypt.
If the Lord could deliver them from the power of Egypt,
so could He deliver them from their Babylonian exile.
Just as we often need to do, the speaker is building his own faith
as he "reminds" the Lord of His great past works
and by doing so reminding himself of the same
by turning his thinking and focus to revisiting the monuments and markers
of what God has formerly accomplished in His people's lives.
Today, as we call on the Lord to intervene in our present great needs,
we need to remind ourselves of all that the Lord has done and is doing
even in the midst of challenging and dark places.
As we call on Him and ask Him to waken to our cries,
we need to remember His great works on our behalf.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!In Christ's love,
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