How to pray a “Standing in the Breach” Prayer

When Moses stood in the breach for the people, I notice he implored the Lord based on His promises and His reputation.

What do you notice?

“O Lord!” he said. “Why are you so angry with your own people whom you brought from the land of Egypt with such great power and such a strong hand? Why let the Egyptians say, ‘Their God rescued them with the evil intention of slaughtering them in the mountains and wiping them from the face of the earth’?
Turn away from your fierce anger. Change your mind about this terrible disaster you have threatened against your people! Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. You bound yourself with an oath to them, saying, ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the starts of haven. And I will give them all the land that I have promised to your descendants, and they will possess it forever.'”
So the Lord changed his mind about the terrible disaster he had threatened to bring on his people (Exodus 32:11-14).”

One Person’s Prayers Can Change Everything

God was justifiably angry with his people. “He said he would destroy them—had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him, to turn away his wrath from destroying them (Psalm 106:23).”

Another time God said, “I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none (Ezekiel 22:30).”

Be the one to stand in the breach and pray.