This Series: Nehemiah – Putting Feet to Prayers
The Book of Nehemiah recounts how Nehemiah, the cupbearer to the Persian King, led the charge to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem to protect the Jewish people living in their homeland. He partnered with Ezra, the priest, who also has a book named after him in the Bible. Faced with incredible opposition, Nehemiah prayed fervently for the success of his endeavors, but he also did specific things to partner with God and put those prayers into action, a practice called putting feet to prayers.
This Week: Time to Rebuild
Nehemiah held one of the most important and trusted positions in the Persian kingdom; he was cupbearer to King Artaxerxes. This gave him special access to someone in power who could affect positive change for his people. When Nehemiah heard the plight of his people in Jerusalem, he wept and prayed, but then he put feet to his prayers. He asked the king for permission and for the resources to rebuild the city walls, and his request was granted.
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