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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

In Your Heart Be Ever Before The Throne

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

When these men told him (Nehemiah) the condition of the city, that the people were in great want and distress and degradation, and that the walls of the city were still down, that the gates had been burned and never restored, his patriotic heart began to burn. We are told he fasted and prayed and wept, and not only did he pray for one week, or one month, but he kept on praying. He prayed “day and night.” Having many duties to perform, of course he was not always on his knees, but in heart he was ever before the throne of grace. It was not hard for him to understand and obey the precept, “Pray without ceasing.” He began the work in prayer, continued in prayer, and the last recorded words of Nehemiah are a prayer. (Source: Dwight Lyman Moody, (2011-03-30). Men of the Bible, p. 47)

“There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God.” – Brother Lawrence

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