The Prayer for True Revival (Nehemiah 9:6-31) - 9/7/22
Updated: Sep 10, 2022
The wall is finished.
Now Nehemiah prepares the people to succeed
Chapters 8–13 is the preparation of the spiritual people
A spiritual revival – A Nation/People set apart for God
Nehemiah continues to encourage REVIVAL within the people.
They acknowledged God for who He was, what He had done, and what He will continue to do.
Acknowledge God for who He is – v. 6
God of Creation
In the beginning God created – Gen. 1:1
You are God alone…You made
Acknowledge God for what He has done – vv. 7-30
Forming the nation
Preparing the people
Moses/Egypt – vv. 7-8
Deliverance – vv. 9—15
Disobedience – vv. 16-18
Preparation – vv. 19- 22
Occupation – vv. 23-25
The cycle of sin – vv. 26-30
Lose our focus
Acknowledge God for what He will continue to do – vv. 31-38
In the present, Now, TODAY
Our God, great, mighty, awesome
YET – v. 33
In their sin… God has been righteous
It is on us. We deserve your judgment – vv. 34-37
Therefore we repent – v. 38
Make a firm covenant (agreement)
Names… it is personal.
v. 17 – But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them
2 Chronicles 7:13–15 When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people,  if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.  Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place. (ESV)