“As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.” Nehemiah 1:4
Numerous articles and studies, both Christian and secular, show me a disturbing trend. In just one of them, well-known pollster George Gallup, Jr. has concluded, “Fewer than 10% of Americans are deeply committed Christians.”
What disturbs me about that statistic is that far more than 10% of Americans claim to follow Christ when asked about faith or about their beliefs. But studies go on to reveal how most people who claim to believe in Jesus are just as likely to engage in unethical behavior or fall prey to the latest religious fad.
Far too many Christians are not deeply committed to their faith. And if you find yourself struggling today, then I have a suggestion for you today. Make prayer a habit of your life!
Nehemiah had a deep and vibrant relationship with God. And that relationship was founded on prayer. In fact, as the book of Nehemiah opens up, we see Nehemiah petitioning God for days because his heart was troubled over his homeland of Judah. And as you read throughout the book of Nehemiah, prayer made all the difference in Nehemiah’s life.
Without prayer, you will never stand apart from the world. And if you are to grow in your walk with God, you need to constantly be in communication with Him! So make prayer a priority in your life today!
A FERVENT PRAYER LIFE WILL DEEPEN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD.