Prayer Focus: Pakistan

Bible Reading: Nehemiah 1-4

Scripture

After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.” (Nehemiah 4:14)

Observation

Nehemiah is one of the greatest leaders in the Bible. He was grieved at the state of Jerusalem and boldly asked the king not only for permission to leave his post as cupbearer but also for supplies to rebuild the broken wall. Before he did anything, though, he prayed.

Application

Nehemiah certainly had skills and ability. He worked closely with the king, yet he did not rely upon his skills and talents. He began on his knees. When there was great opposition—after great progress—he reminded the workers that God is greater than any obstacle or enemy. He is truly awesome.

Prayer

LORD, I often see the opposition clearer than the vision. I allow my fear to become greater than my trust in You. I want to always remember You, Your power, Your wisdom, and Your love, whatever the circumstance. Increase my faith, that it may always prevail over my fear. Thank You for being so great—truly above all. I love You, LORD. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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