Start with Prayer
January 2, 2022
In Genesis 32, Jacob was on his way back to Canaan. He was going with his wives, eleven sons, a daughter and lot of oxen, asses, flocks, men servants and women servants. While he was on his way, from the other side his brother Esau was coming to meet him with four hundred men and Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed. In this distress, he prayed the following prayer—a prayer which will help us in our time of need and distress.
Gen 32:9-12 9 And Jacob said, “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O Lord who said to me, ‘Return to your country and to your kindred, that I may do you good,’ 10 I am not worthy of the least of all the deeds of steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant, for with only my staff I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two camps. 11 Please deliver me from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau, for I fear him, that he may come and attack me, the mothers with the children. 12 But you said, ‘I will surely do you good, and make your offspring as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.’”