Nehemiah 9:1-5

Nehemiah 9:1-5 – “Prayer and Praise


  • The wall is finished.
  • Now Nehemiah prepares the people to succeed
  • Chapters 8–13 is the preparation of the spiritual people
  • A spiritual revival – A Nation/People set apart for God
  • Nehemiah continues to encourage REVIVAL within the people.
  • We do not need to overthink what brings upon TRUE REVIVAL

They prepared to encounter God – v. 1

  • Gathered
    • Assembled
    • We are meant to be TOGETHER
    • Corporate worship (Singing, Praying)
  • Fasted
    • Set aside, so they could meet with God
  • In sackcloth
  • Earth on their heads

They pursued holiness in fear of God – v. 2

  • Separated themselves
    • From the ways of the world
    • Contrary to God’s ways
  • Confessed sin
    • Individually
    • Corporately
  • Confession and Repentance
    • Acknowledgment OF the sin
    • Sorrow OVER the sin
    • Turning FROM the sin

They positioned themselves to hear from God – v. 3

  • Stood
  • Read from book of the law
  • Quarter of the day
  • With expectation
  • Confessed after hearing

The voice of God. The Word of God

  • Hear
  • Believe
  • Respond

With a joyful heart they praised God – vv. 4-5

  • Scripture – He speaks to us
  • Praise – We speak to Him

Nehemiah 1:1-11

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Nehemiah 1:1-11


  • Nehemiah is a Godly man that accomplished much.
  • Nehemiah is often referred to as a great book on leadership.
  • Tonight let us consider the Godly Leader and their relationship with God  (their prayer life and devotion)

A Kingdom Concern vv. 1-3

News came for Jerusalem

  • His heart was focused on God’s Kingdom
    • God’s rule and reign through His people
  • He was devoted to God.
  • Seeking after God

A Kingdom Petition vv. 4-11

The Attitude of his Prayer – v.4

  • Brokenness
  • Reverence
  • Presence (He was aware of the holiness of God

The  Content of his Prayer

  • Adoration – v. 5
  • Confession – vv. 6-7
  • Thanksgiving – vv. 8-10
    • Deut 28-30 – Judgement and Blessing
    • He knew God would forgive and restore… if they obeyed
  • Supplication
    • Prov. 21:1 – God moves the hearts of kings.

The Persistence of his Prayer

  • 2:1 – 5 months later