Monday, September 10, 2012

Prayer From A Sincere Heart


I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days;
I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
- Nehemiah 1:4 -

Nehemiah’s heart was filled with concern for the welfare of Jerusalem, his homeland, when he heard that the people were in great distress and that the wall around the city was broken down (Neh. 1:3).

Wanting to do something, he talked to God about it.

He praised God for who He is (v.5), requested forgiveness for sin (v.6), reminded Him of His promise (v.9), and asked for mercy from the King (v.11).

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God watched over Nehemiah and His people through the whole rebuilding process.

The highest form of prayer comes from
the depths of a humble heart.

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