Nehemiah Prayers: part 4

The Nehemiah Prayers

Nehemiah was told by Shemaiah to meet him inside the temple because some people were coming to kill him.

Nehemiah responded by saying he would not go into the temple to save his life. 

Nehemiah then discerned that Shemaiah had not been sent by God but rather, he had been hired by his enemies Tobiah and Sanballat to make this prophecy. This prophecy was supposed to make him afraid so that he could go to hide in the temple and sin as this would give them something to reproach him with. (Nehemiah 6:10-13) 

Nehemiah's responded to this event by praying the following prayer:


Nehemiah' Prayer for Justice
Heavenly Father I ask You to remember Tobiah and Sanballat because of all the evil works they have done. Remember also the prophetess Noadiah and all the other prophets who tried to make me afraid. (Nehemiah 6:14) 

Tips
This is a great prayer to pray when you have been wronged by people with spiritual authority because it stops you from rebuking them with your mouth as you ask God to remember all the evil they have done to you and punish them Himself. 

Therefore say this prayer instead of touching pastors, prophets and other servants of God with bad words from your mouth even if they have wronged you because He tells us, "Touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm." (Psalm 105:15)
God is fighting those who are fighting against me Psalm 35:1

Emulate David who did not dare kill King Saul even when Saul walked into the cave where he was hiding to help himself for David said, God forbid that I should stretch out my hand against the Lord's anointed. (1 Samuel 24:6)  Recognize the gravity of this decision because David was living in caves at that time because King Saul with his army were chasing him around the country trying to kill him for no reason.

Therefore say this Nehemiah Prayer and others like Fight against those who are fighting against me (Psalm 35:1) and leave God to deal with them as you continue doing what He has called you to do.

Let God Himself punish his erring servants in the way He deems best. In David's case it was ensuring that Saul, his three sons, his armor bearer and all his men died together on one day. (1 Samuel 31:6) 

Side Note
This incidence of Nehemiah and Shemaiah also teaches us not to accept and act on prophecies about our lives before first discerning whether or not they are from God. If you are not able to discern, pray and ask God to reveal to you whether the prophesy is from Him. 
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Click on the link to read Nehemiah Prayers: part 1
Click on the link to read Nehemiah Prayers: part 2
Click on the link to read Nehemiah Prayers: part 3
Click on the link to read Nehemiah Prayers: part 4

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