Powered by 4 - August 27, 2013

In Every Situation

today's reading.
Nehemiah 1:1-2:6   The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the citadel...

the blog.
Nehemiah is living in exile serving as a cupbearer for a foreign king when he gets word that the city of Jerusalem, both the remaining Jews and the physical city, are basically in shambles. "The remnant there in the province who had survived the exile is in great trouble and shame. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire" (Neh. 1:3). This news weighs heavy on Nehemiah so he prays. Then later when the opportunity presents itself, we see another prayer from Nehemiah right before he asks the king to allow him to return and rebuild the city walls and gates. 

So what did Nehemiahs prayers reveal to about approaching God, spending time with God, calling out to God, what you might say to God? What was the most significant thing that stood out to you about prayer from this passage? Tami

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