31 Days of Prayer: Day Four – Why prayer without work is presumption

15-black-green-tech“We prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.” (Nehemiah 4:9)

Is it possible to value prayer too highly? No. Is it possible to pray too much? No. But…

What if our focus on prayer somehow leads us to neglect other kinds of action through which God might work?

The book of Nehemiah records God’s people embarking on their efforts to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem in 445 BC (after their return from exile). As governor of the people, Nehemiah bore a special responsibility for leading the work. Continue reading