Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:45 AM
Midland Evangelical Free Church loves God and loves people. We believe that a relationship with God comes through a personal trust in Jesus Christ. We are united by a common desire to glorify and serve God in our individual lives, families, church, community, and world.
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
Midland Free invites you to pray through Nehemiah, Sunday through Friday, during our current sermon series. It is our desire to help you REbuild your prayer life. See the tabs for prayer helps for specific scripture. Please feel free to pray as the Spirit leads you.
In the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was before him, I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had not been sad in his presence. And the king said to me, “Why is your face sad, seeing you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of the heart.” Then I was very much afraid. I said to the king, “Let the king live forever! Why should not my face be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' graves, lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?”
Father, when the time comes to speak and act on the very matters we have given ourselves to in prayer and fasting, may we do it with courage and boldness.
Then the king said to me, “What are you requesting?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. And I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight, that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers' graves, that I may rebuild it.”
Lord, may we be ready and willing to play our part in your answers to our prayers.
So it pleased the king to send me when I had given him a time. And I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, let letters be given me to the governors of the province Beyond the River, that they may let me pass through until I come to Judah, and a letter to Asaph, the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the fortress of the temple, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall occupy.” And the king granted me what I asked, for the good hand of my God was upon me.
Father, just as you not only gave Nehemiah his direct request to return to Jerusalem, but also fully equipped him with resources, protection and favor for the work ahead, help us to remember and trust you to do immeasurably more than we could ever ask or think as we seek to serve your kingdom and will.
But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite servant heard this, it displeased them greatly that someone had come to seek the welfare of the people of Israel….But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite servant and Geshem the Arab heard of it, they jeered at us and despised us and said, “What is this thing that you are doing? Are you rebelling against the king?” Then I replied to them, “The God of heaven will make us prosper, and we his servants will arise and build, but you have no portion or right or claim in Jerusalem.”
Lord, keep us alert to the enemy of your kingdom and his devices. Don’t let us mistake the resistance and push back of your adversary for having misunderstood our calling and mission, but to press on in spite of the threats and accusations. Help us to “answer” with full assurance in faith, “The God of heaven will make us prosper.”
So I went to Jerusalem and was there three days. Then I arose in the night, I and a few men with me. And I told no one what my God had put into my heart to do for Jerusalem….And the officials did not know where I had gone or what I was doing, and I had not yet told the Jews, the priests, the nobles, the officials, and the rest who were to do the work.
Father, give us the wisdom you gave Nehemiah, to first fully assess a situation before casting vision or rallying for help. May we not rush into things, but take the necessary time to think and plan.
Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.” And I told them of the hand of my God that had been upon me for good, and also of the words that the king had spoken to me. And they said, “Let us rise up and build.” So they strengthened their hands for the good work.
Lord, thank you for this example of your people rising up in faith and unity to do your will! Let this be an example and encouragement to us as we follow the leading of your Holy Spirit in our personal lives and as your body at Midland Free.
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