Our Accomplishments and Repentance

How do we see repentance? When God has worked through us to rebuild ruins, will we look to see if there are any areas which need renewal? Will we be among those who lead our community to recommitment?

Lord, we who were once used to fulfill Your plans are not ashamed to publicly acknowledge and repent when we sin against You in our decisions regarding our children, our finances, Your sanctuary, our tithes and offerings;  have mercy on us.

Lord, we don’t want to spiritualize what You have accomplished through us in the past and become blind to see how we have now turned our backs at You in our decisions regarding our children, our finances, and Your sanctuary.


Let us Praise You

How often do we take time to simply praise God? Is praise part of our  regular prayers? How long will it take if we were to count all His goodness which we have experienced just in one generation? Neh 9, Rev 19, Ps 147

Lord, we praise You, daily set apart time to praise You because salvation, glory, and power belong to our God, true and just are Your judgments.

Lord, You are enthroned on the praises of Your people; so let our prayer time may not be just petitions but also praise overflowing from a heart of gratitude, wonder and awe as we remember Your true and just judgments.

The Kneeling Exegete

What will you do after everything has settled down? Will we turn to the Word or to the world? Will we pray that God will send people who are  sold out only to God to illuminate our mind through the Word? Neh 8

Lord, as You prepare our hearts to turn to You, we prepare ourselves to receive You; we pray that You will raise up many among us who are completely sold out to the ministry of the Word and prayer.

Lord, as You prepare the hearts of the people to receive Your Word, we commit ourselves to be ready to instruct them by being sold out only to You and preparing ourselves by giving attention to the ministry of the Word and prayer

You are all I ever needed!

How will you carry on the work if opposition and intimidation are the tactics to discourage you? How will you respond to those who communicate about you to those who try to hinder your work and vice versa? What is the source of wisdom and strength to work towards completion of the work? Neh 6

Lord, You are our everything,-our wisdom, strength, protection and we declare that we only have You not out of desperation but with trust knowing that You are all we ever needed.

Lord, let Your face shine brighter and brighter  to our eyes when we face various hindrances to the work for which You have called us so that we will see You as our wonderful counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father and prince of peace

Pray and Then Act

How will we respond to the misery of your people? Will our comforts blind us from moving towards our destiny? What will we do when we carry the burden? Neh 1,2

Lord, we carry Your burden for the people and nations in our generation, never let our comfort hinder us from hearing Your call for our lives.

Lord, when we hear about the difficulties of Your people we first enter into Your presence and then into action so that we will not be burdened the weight of the action.

Awesome God

What thought comes to your mind about God as He who binds the wounds of the brokenhearted is the One who determines the number of stars? If He doesn’t delight in the strength of  horses, how will we order our inner lives? If He is for the humble how will we carry ourselves? Ps 147

Lord, all we want is to worship You with awe,  wonder, and humility and adore You every minute.

Lord, You are the great and awesome God who binds the wounds of the brokenhearted, who determines the number of stars, who sustains the humble, and delights in those who fear You.

May we carry the presence of the Immanuel wherever we go!

Being Torn Inside

When you cannot bear the sin of the people around you what will you do? Will our self-righteous anger rise up at that moment or  will we humble ourselves? What motivates you to do so? Ezra 9

Lord, we cry with You when we see sin and brokenness in our people, may we carry Your pain for those who ignore Your love and redemption.

Lord, when we see apathy, sin and brokenness around us let us be torn inside and humbly seek  You, our savior and redeemer.