. . .tremendous power is released through the passionate, heartfelt prayer of a godly believer! Elijah was a man with human frailties, just like all of us, but he prayed and received supernatural answers. James 5:16b-17 TPT
This Thursday May 6 is the National Day of Prayer. Now more than ever we need to pray for our nation, its leaders and citizens and for revival. As I was considering and praying about our prayer foundation I was reminded of one of my favorite Books of the Bible Nehemiah.
Nehemiah found himself in a place where many of us are, we love our country and our hearts are saddened by the state in which our nation is currently. There is so much upheaval in every area of life. There seems to be an underlying anger just waiting to to boil over. There is confusion, tension and deception just adding to the instability everyone is feeling. And then there is the fear, fear of COVID-19 and change within the government and society as a whole. And worst of all the loss of hope that we will ever be a united nation again.
This week we will be exploring how Nehemiah dealt with what he saw happening to Jerusalem and how he turned to God for direction and help. We will see the similarities in conditions and circumstances as well as God who heard Nehemiah’s heart cry is the same God who hears ours. In today’s scripture we are reminded that these men Nehemiah and Elijah both were frail imperfect humans just like us, but through faith in God and prayer things were not only changed, but their effective prayers are still being studied today and encourages us that we can do the same.
Today, I encourage you to pray for the Lord to open up your heart and mind. That when you read Scriptures Holy Spirit would reveal things to you that you never saw before and you will begin to experience the resurrection power of Jesus working in your life. Begin by reading the Book of Nehemiah and tomorrow we will consider Nehemiah’s prayer.