Sunday, December 6, 2015

Prayer for Restoration

Nehemiah 1:1-11                   December 6, 2015               Link for audio/video/manuscript

It has been said that prayer is not getting man’s will done in heaven but rather prayer is man getting God’s will done on earth. But in order for God’s will to be done on earth, God needs broken people who are surrendered to God to be used by Him. While Nehemiah was praying, his burden for Jerusalem became greater and his vision of what needed to be done became clearer. In following the pattern of prayer for restoration, Nehemiah came to understand God was calling him to be the instrument of God’s mercy and grace to rescue God’s people and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. This is what happens when we pray out of a deep intimate relationship with God. When we pray to God for restoration, He will answer our prayers when we put ourselves under the burden that God for those we are praying for!