Updated: Mar 10
The story of Nehemiah in the book of Nehemiah is a real example of prayer, and research. If you look through Nehemiah 1, you’ll read ‘When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven’ (NIV).
Then as you get deeper into Nehemiah, you’ll realise how much research he did about the problem he faced and what he planned to do to fix it.
The point here is, If you plan to have a focus of prayer for something do your research so that you pray with some intelligence. Imagine praying for your Street without knowing who lives there, what the crime is, and understanding the unemployment rate, who is sick and what their illness is etc. When we seek to be informed in our prayer, we need to do as much research as we can.
Quote Informed Prayer takes the guess work out of things and helps you focus.
Lord, help me get things together that I can pray intelligently for the issues around me, Amen.
Action Point Have you ever made a list of who lives on your street and a list of known issues you can be praying for them ?
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