Leaders Care Enough to Ask in Prayer
“Passion, for a believer, always produces prayer.”
This week we continued in our study of Nehemiah as we looked at Nehemiah’s prayer for the people. After hearing the disheartening news in the first few verses of the book, Nehemiah records his prayer to God to remind himself of the covenant that God made with the Israelites. Nehemiah follows a pattern that we often follow at RADIUS in his prayer: 1- He prays the truth about God, 2- He prays the truth about himself (by confessing on behalf of himself and the people of Israel), 3- He prays the promises of God back to God, and finally, 4- He begs God to listen / respond to his requests.
“A God-given passion almost always produces a ‘we’ prayer.” As Christians, we should learn to model our prayer lives for ourselves and for the Church like Nehemiah’s prayer. It begins with our right posture before the great God of the universe and our ability to humbly request on behalf of others.
Lastly, we looked at how this process of praying, for Nehemiah, produced a desire to “go”. Nehemiah had prayed for 4 months for his people and for favor with the king. On this occasion, his faith becomes belief in action.
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