Nehemiah Prayers: part 2

The Nehemiah Prayers

When the Israelites returned to Jerusalem after living through captivity in Babylon, their lives were not easy. They were living in distress and their neighbors looked down on them. 

Their city was also not in a good state since the walls of Jerusalem were broken and her gates were burnt leaving them utterly defenseless. (Nehemiah 1:1-3) 

When Nehemiah and the Israelites begun rebuilding the walls of their city Jerusalem, Sanballat, who was one of their enemies became infuriated and he mocked them infront of his colleagues and the army of Samaria by asking, "What are these weak, miserable Jews doing? Will they strengthen themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they complete building these walls in a day? Can they make building stones from the heaps of burnt rubbish?(Nehemiah 4:1-2) 

Tobiah who was another enemy of the Jews, added to his reproach by saying, "Whatever wall they build, it will be broken down by a fox.(Nehemiah 4:3) 

In response, Nehemiah prayed the following prayer: 
Nehemiah Prayer for Vengeance 
Heavenly Father, listen to how our enemies mock us and turn their reproach back to their own heads. Let them experienced captivity by having all their possessions taken away from them and being carried off to a foreign land. Do not cover the evil things they do and do not forget their sins. (Nehemiah 4:4-5)  
It is God who avenges for Me 2 Samuel 22:48

This prayer is great for praying when you are being mocked as you try to rebuild your life after living through a stressful situation like losing your family or finances.

This prayer is also perfect for praying when you are tempted to avenge your mocking enemies yourself. It helps reduce the pain you feel when you are being mocked by people who may not have through the horrendous circumstances you have lived through. It is also beneficial because when you ask God to be your Avenger and leave the matter in His Hands, you are then able to continue focusing on rebuilding the walls of your life.

Therefore, Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, 'Vengeance is mine; I will repay', saith the Lord. (Romans 12:19)
How to fight vengeance with Bible verses

Click on the link to read Nehemiah Prayers: part 1
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Click on the link to read Nehemiah Prayers: part 3
Click on the link to read Nehemiah Prayers: part 4

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