What happened in Nehemiah Chapter 1?
Nehemiah prays (1:4–11) Nehemiah’s confession and petition reflects the whole Deuteronomic law, as he patterns his wordings after a condensed version of Deuteronomy 30 about God’s curses and blessings, trusting God’s promise to gather his people when they return to God.
Why did Nehemiah ask to return to Judah?
Learning that the remnant of Jews in Judah were in distress and that the walls of Jerusalem were broken down, he asked the king for permission to return and rebuild the city, around 20 years after Ezra’s arrival in Jerusalem in 468 BC.
What are the elements of prayer?
Praise, pardon, and petition are three essential elements of prayer that we will encounter in our journey through the Lord’s Prayer.
When did Nehemiah return to Jerusalem?
about 444 bc
He was provided with an escort and with documents that guaranteed the assistance of Judah’s Persian officials. So about 444 bc Nehemiah journeyed to Jerusalem and aroused the people there to the necessity of repopulating the city and rebuilding its walls.
What special thing did God do for Hezekiah?
Of all the kings of Judah, Hezekiah was the most obedient to God. He found such favor in the Lord’s eyes that God answered his prayer and added 15 years to his life.
Who prayed the longest prayer in the Bible?
In the final part of the discourse (John 17:1-26) Jesus prays for his followers and the coming Church. This is the longest prayer of Jesus in any of the gospels, and is known as the Farewell Prayer or the High Priestly Prayer.
What does Nehemiah say at the end of his prayer?
Because Nehemiah realized the power of prayer, he ends his prayer by praising God and petitioning for the success of his plans if it’s in God’s will. He reminds himself and God that he is God’s servant.
How did Nehemiah approach the throne of God?
Not only did Nehemiah approach God with a humble heart, he approached the throne of God with a penitent heart. He asked for forgiveness of his sins, the sins of his father, and the sins of Israel. Nehemiah knew God was holy and God could not be in the presence of sin.
What can we learn from Nehemiah’s prayer?
In prayer, Nehemiah identified himself as God’s humble servant, and he asked God to give success to him as His servant, going about His business. You see, prayer is not an excuse for doing nothing. Prayer does not absolve us of the responsibility to act. When we pray, we are reporting for duty.
What should I read in Nehemiah Chapter 1?
Read Nehemiah chapter one, and learn how to react to bad news. Determine to read Nehemiah’s prayer and see the mature faith he brought to that conversation with God.