Nehemiah’s Prayer

Did you know that the Book of Nehemiah records 17 prayers that Nehemiah prayed? That is to say, it is one of the most “prayingest” books in the whole bible. Nehemiah lived out the verse that we studied last week from Psalm 127:1…

Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it;
Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain.

Nehemiah understood that all of the hard work necessary to re-build the wall of Jerusalem needed to be matched by an equal amount of prayer. Prayer was his mainstay throughout his life, not just the construction project that he completed.