SCRIPTURE: NEHEMIAH 1:10-11
“They are your servants and your people, whom you have redeemed by your great power and by your strong hand. O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to prayer
Sometimes in life we don’t know what to do, and that feeling is paralyzing. But there are times that we know what to do, and we just need to get started. Notice in this passage of scripture that Nehemiah never prays, “Should I do something?” He simply prays that God would give him success and mercy. This is what a prayer of action looks like.
We don’t need to pray about some things, because God has already spoken to us about it. We don’t need to pray about whether or not we are to be about winning the lost, being generous or moving in faith. These things God has already asked us to have a burden for. We need to take Nehemiah’s example and pray for success and mercy as we move forward. As a church, we don’t need to pray about moving forward and stretching in faith. What we need to pray what our role is and ask God to give us success. This is what Nehemiah did, and we should follow his example by offering up a prayer of action today.
Have you ever prayed about doing something that you know you should do? What is holding you back? Is it fear, doubt or insecurity? Take time today to identify what is holding you back from moving forward. Lay aside your doubt and fear, and ask God to give you success as you step out in faith. He is with you!
“Jesus, grant me success and favor as I step out in faith today. Help me to become a part of the solution, not the problem. Today I want to move forward. This is my prayer of action!”