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Question and Answer

Are there any Old Testament examples of someone standing in the gap in prayer?

Yes. The classic Old Testament example is Moses. When Israel made a golden calf and worshiped it, their idolatry angered the Lord to the extent that He was going to destroy them as a people! Moses, however, stood in the breach for Israel when he implored God on their behalf (Ps. 106:23), reminding God of His reputation before the world and His covenant promises. As a result of Moses’ fervent pleading with God, the Lord did not destroy Israel (Ex. 32:7–14).

BY Dr. Winfred O. Neely

Dr. Winfred Neely is currently working towards his third degree in at the University of Bristol, England. An ordained minister and full-time professor of pastoral studies at Moody Bible Institute, Winfred has served churches across the City of Chicago, the near west subburbs, and Senegal, West Africa. He and his wife Stephne have been married for forty years and have four adult children and nine grandchildren. 

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