Nehemiah 1:1-4 NIV
[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, [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. [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. ” [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.

Gods people in trouble! Nehemiah does not just shake his head and complain – his heart is touched and so he weeps and comes before our God. This book is a great encouragement for anyone who wants to share Gods heart for his people!

Lord, let us share your heart for your work. To see the world with your compassion and vision and to see you at work in it.

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