Response: Fast and Pray
Reasons a person might fast:
To express sorrow.
To express repentance.
To express humility.
To express concern.
To express worship.
Nehemiah Praises God
Nehemiah confesses disobedience and corruption against God
Nehemiah calls on God to be God.
Nehemiah asks God to give him favor.
Matthew 6:5-8, Matthew 6:16-18
Prayer and fasting should be our first response, not our last resort.
Challenge: fast and pray 3 times this week.
Personal: for an area of need.
Community: for our outreach efforts.
Kingdom: for unbelievers.