Heavenly Father, thank You for the example of Nehemiah, who not only grieved at the state of his nation and repented of their sin... but trusted You to fulfil Your promises to Your people Israel - by offering himself to be used by You, to fulfil Your plans for His people. May I grieve and repent for the sorry state of the Church today.. and maintain my faith in You to fulfil all Your promises to the Church. May I be part of a faithful remnant whom You use, to forward Your plans and purposes, in a world that is spiralling out of control - to Your praise and glory - so that the world may KNOW that You are the Lord. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, too often I have tried to deal with the problems in my own life, instead of flying to Your throne of grace for mercy and help in time of need. I pray that my faith may increase and my prayer life may reflect the continuous communion that the Lord Jesus enjoyed with You, in His earthly life. I pray that I may learn to approach You in confidence and in reverence. Help me to pray into Your will and purpose, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You for the exemplary life of Nehemiah, and for the wonderful way that He immediately turned to You, in humble prayer and supplication, when confronted with insurmountable difficulty. May I, in like manner, not sidestep Your sufficient provision, nor try to solve the problems of life, in the increasingly tense situation on today's world scene, but may I turn to You in loving trust.. with a heart of trusting love.. so that Your will may be done in my life, and the circumstances in which I find myself - this I ask in Jesus name. AMEN.