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Nehemiah. Prayer The Necessity For Action. Read The Text.

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nehemiah

Nehemiah

Prayer

The Necessity For Action

read the text
Read The Text
  • Nehemiah 1:4-11 As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven. And I said, “O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,
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let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father's house have sinned. We have acted very corruptly against you and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, and the rules that you commanded your servant Moses.

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Remember the word that you commanded your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the peoples, but if you return to me and keep my commandments and do them, though your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of heaven, from there I will gather them and bring them to the place that I have chosen, to make my name dwell there.’

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They are your servants and your people, whom you have redeemed by your great power and by your strong hand. O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.”

begin your prayer with an expression of god s greatness
Begin Your Prayer With An Expression Of God’s Greatness
  • O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments
  • God of Heaven
  • Covenant Keeper
  • Steadfast Lover
this puts things in perspective
This Puts Things In Perspective
  • Humility
  • Gratefulness
  • Submission
clear things up with god
Clear Things Up With God
  • “confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father's house have sinned. We have acted very corruptly against you and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, and the rules that you commanded your servant Moses
review his promises
Review His Promises
  • Remember the word that you commanded your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the peoples, but if you return to me and keep my commandments and do them, though your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of heaven, from there I will gather them and bring them to the place that I have chosen, to make my name dwell there.’
state your request
State Your Request
  • give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.”
  • Now I was cupbearer to the king
cyrus
Cyrus
  • The Great King,
  • King of Persia,
  • King of Anshan,
  • King of Media,
  • King of Babylon,
  • King of Sumer and Akkad,
  • King of the four corners of the World
when should you pray
When Should You Pray?

I Thes 5:17 pray without ceasing

Nehemiah

He prays in the moment (2:4)

He prays in their time of need (2:4)

Worship and Repentance through prayer (4:4-6)

the appropriate response to bathing yourself in

the Word of God, a heartfelt reaction to God.

(9:6-37)

our responsibility
Our Responsibility
  • Read your Bible
  • Pray everyday
  • And you will Grow, grow, grow
  • Should sing
  • Read your Bible, Pray, and Obey
  • And you will grow