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Nehemiah’s Prayer is surely ours

“Great Lord, God of heaven, Who inspires us to awe, You always keep Your Word, Your love, Your promises with mercy shown to those who love and obey You. So now I ask You to open Your eyes, Your ears to this prayer as I pray - night and day - for Your servants, Your children. Lord, I confess we have sinned against You, and so have those before us. How greatly we have wronged You! We have failed to obey Your commandments and laws given to us through Your servant Moses. But, Lord, do You remember what You told us back then? You said, ‘If you are not faithful to Me, I will scatter you among the nations. But if you return to Me and obey My commands - even if you are as far away as you can go - I will come and get you. I will bring you to the place I have chosen for My Name’.” Nehemiah 1:5-9 as prayer-a-phrased by Mary Sayler after reading various translations on Bible Gateway ©2018

Bible Prayer and Confession for Us Today

O, Lord, God of heaven, Our great and awesome God, You keep Your promises and give mercy to those who love and obey You. Please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open to us, so You may hear our prayer, which we pray before You, day and night, for Your children, for our children, for our country. We confess our sin against You for we have done wrong. My family and I have done wrong. My country and I have done wrong.. We have acted badly toward You and have not kept Your commandments, which You gave to Your servant Moses. Remember what you said to Moses? ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you, but if you return to Me and keep My commandments and do as I ask - even though you’ve been cast as far from Me as you can get - yet I will gather you and bring you to the place I have chosen to be.’ We are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power and strong hand! O, Lord, please let Your ear be attentive to this prayer