It is amazing to read how the Israelites were now ready to listen to the Word of God being read to them. This changed them and theywere very repentant. They confessed their sins and were sorry for their rebellion against God. They were so aware of the reality of a forgiving God that they worshipped him for a long time. “For about three hours the Law of the Lord their God was read to them, and for the next three hours they confessed their sins and worshiped the Lord their God.” Nehemiah 9:3, GNB
There are some incredible prayers recorded in God’s Word that you may find useful to read as you think about the power in prayer.
Hannah’s Prayer of Praise (1 Samuel 2:1–10)
The Prayer of Jabez (1 Chronicles 4:10)
David’s Prayer for Deliverance (Psalm 3)
Jonah’s Prayer for Salvation (Jonah 2:2–9)
The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9–13)
Perhaps write your own prayer. May your prayer to God be one that comes from your heart. May you choose words to express your life journey and may you experience a closeness with God as you pray.