Great Leaders Pray

  • Feb. 9, 2018
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. I love the book of Nehemiah, there’s so much in it about prayer. For instance: When Nehemiah heard that the walls of Jerusalem had been broken down, he sat down, wept, fasted and prayed for days. But then, right after his final prayer (asking God to grant him favor before the king of Persia so he could go rebuild the walls of Jerusalem), Nehemiah lands on a humble note. He adds a postscript to his prayer, like, “Oh, and by the way, I’m just a lowly cupbearer… not a contractor who understands the science of building big walls.” What humility! Nehemiah longed to be used in the important task of rebuilding the walls, but his most important task was prayer voiced from a humble heart. And the king gave Nehemiah everything he needed for building. The lesson? Whatever your role in life, make prayer from a humble heart your occupation. 

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