About 4 years ago I read a book by Bill Hybels "Too Busy Not to Pray." I would recommend this book without reservation as Bill tackles a common topic with uncommon Hybels style. If you are unfamiliar with Bill Hybels, read this book. I was reminded of this book in my devotions this morning as I read Nehemiah chapter 1.
Let me share with you my thoughts about this chapter.
- His heart was broken by the report of what is going on in Jerusalem, (he was in modern day Iran)
- He set himself to pray for four months! After this time he had clear direction of what to do about the situation in Jerusalem.
- He asked the Lord for favor as he would make his request of the king. (Read chapter 2 for more details.
If we go before the Lord He will hear us and He will give us what we ask.