Our verse of reference in Nehemiah 1 is:
“Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man.” (Nehemiah 1:5 NIV).
Lesson on praying properly.- Learn from the customs of Nehemiah’s prayer and his model: a) Talking to God as a “good friend”; b) Be certain that God hears, so demand to be heard; c) To worship God through praise, mention some of the attributes of God’s divinity and honor Him.
Make specific requests.- Pray to God, who knows no failures, he can give us victories to the challenges we are facing today. Nehemiah asked to gain the favor of Artaxerxes. Pray that God may grant us His grace to to be successful in any specific order or need that we want. Remember that “To pray as Nehemiah prayed in time of need is a resource available to us under the circumstances where other forms of prayer may be impossible. “PR 466.
Almighty God. Thanks for the privilege of being able to communicate directly with your presence. We pray for love to return in the life of couples who are destroying their marriages, bring peace and reconciliation to their lives. We pray for the restoration of health in our loved ones. In the name of Jesus, amen.
By Dr. Franz Rios and Pablo Rios.