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Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

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Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

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Nehemiah 1 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Nehemiah’s Prayer

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:1 - The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:2 - Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that had survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:3 - They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:4 - When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:5 - Then I said: “LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:6 - let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:7 - We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:8 - “Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:9 - but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.’

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:10 - “They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:11 - Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man.” I was cupbearer to the king.
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