Jun 7, 2021
We invite you to join us as we begin a new teaching series from the Old Testament book of Nehemiah entitled, “The Road to Revival.”
If you’re new to Crossgate, we want you to know that we have seven priorities—glory, truth, love, prayer, community, generosity, and reach. For the next few weeks we are going to focus on the priority of prayer.
In the book of Nehemiah, we learn about the importance that he put on prayer. Nehemiah recognized that revival began when he wanted more of who God is rather than more of what God could do. That’s the story of Nehemiah, and it begins with prayer.
1) Nehemiah prayed a prayer of dependence. Through sustained, deep prayer, Nehemiah displayed a profound dependence on God. Notice his reaction to hearing about the state of the capital city of Jerusalem. “As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven." (Nehemiah Chapter 1, Verse 4)
2) A Prayer of Repentance A significant part of his prayer took place when he did something that all of us need to do—he got honest with God . . . and he prayed a prayer of repentance. “Hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father's house have sinned. " (Nehemiah Chapter 1, Verses 5 - 6)
We encourage you to ask yourself these two questions: Do you want more of God in your life? Are you a person who prays, or are you a praying person?
We encourage you to learn with us and grow closer to God as we continue this series on the importance of prayer.