... I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes. (Dan 9:2-3).
Daniel received a word on the coming disaster upon his nation. He was convicted to confess the sins on behalf of the nation and turned to God and intercede for his people. He recognised that he has to depend on God's mercy to act but his part is to pray.
This reminded me of my grandson being taught to pray for his little cousin girl when she was unwell. Our position in Christ is not only to pray for "small things", but everything. We have the authority to represent a nation to pray to God for mercy.
Lord, besides praying for ourselves, give me the boldness to come before You to pray for others, including the situations that we see around us.