A quick analysis of the passage leads one to see there are four distinct sections in this prayer.
- In Nehemiah 9:5-6, the prayer begins with praise. I think every prayer ought to begin with our eyes and hearts focused on God.
- In Nehemiah 9:7-31, the prayer focuses on the faithfulness of God. They looked at their past. I think this passage teaches us a very important lesson: a right perspective of the past can provide a good direction for the future.
- In Nehemiah 9:32-37, the prayer focuses on their present situation. I find this the most compelling part because no leader can chart a new direction for an organization without first acknowledging their present reality. Our 8 week prayer campaign is our time to acknowledge our present before looking to the future.
- In Nehemiah 9:38, the prayer ends with a simple statement of commitment. You need only one word to describe their future course of action – obedience. Talk is easy but action is tough. It was time for the people to execute the plan.
If you have time this week, revisit the story of Nehemiah. You will be blessed.
As you pray today, remember a few things
- Pray today about Windermere’s present reality. We need new path to the future.
- Pray that Windermere can follow the Lord in obedience. Like the old hymn says “trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey”
- Pray that Windermere can glorify God in all that it does for the next 50 years of ministry
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