Concerned--For Others

today's reading.
Nehemiah 1:1-11 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the capital...
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Nehemiah 1think about it.
What do you learn here about who Nehemiah was? How does God provide and direct his next steps to take care of the big need? Nehemiah is a leader in the making. What place is prayer to have in a leader's life? Is that true of you?

the blog.
Nehemiah's prayer is front and center as we turn to Nehemiah 1:1-11 today. This is such a moving and emotional prayer. Nehemiah doesn't hold back. He speaks freely with God and simply pours out what's on his heart. But what really stood out for me was that Nehemiah's fervent prayer wasn't centered around or about him. It was for the situation and needs of others. That's an example I'd do well to follow more often.

So what can we do to help expand our focus to include others' needs in addition to our own? Is there a person or family or a need in your church or community that you can take before the Lord in prayer? Tami W.

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