Praying Through Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (Praying Through the Bible #28) (Paperback)

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Praying Through Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (Praying Through the Bible #28) (Paperback)

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Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther simply are about restoration.God punished the nations of Israel and Judah because of their disobedience and allowed their enemies to plow through them. Remnants of Judah went to Babylon where they lived in enemy territory for seventy years.Then God allowed them to move back and rebuild a broken Jerusalem.Ezra was a priest who helped to restore the spiritual components of the temple and reignite the sacrificial system. Nehemiah inspired the people to build the wall around the city for protection, standing up to enemies who wanted to tear down the infrastructure.The story of Esther shifted back to Persia, a nation now in charge after defeating the Babylonian powerhouse. God protected His people politically through a beauty contest and a near slaughter of the Jews.These three books show that God is always at work behind the scenes and He uses people like us to build His kingdom, spiritually, practically and politically.PRAYING THROUGH THE BIBLE SERIESWhat is God's word? Simply put, it is the word of God spoken to people long ago who transcribed that information into writing. That writing was meticulously passed down for thousands of years to speak to us today.How did God speak to people in Bible times? -Audibly - God spoke directly to people who heard him with their ears or in their heart.-Through situations - God spoke through the actions and events of this world.-Through people - God spoke through leaders, kings and prophets who proclaimed God's purpose.-Through prophecy - God spoke about future events, then those events happened.-Scripture - God spoke through his written word when people read those words later.-Prayer - God spoke through the prayers of people.PRAYING THROUGH THE BIBLE SERIES recognizes the power of God speaking to mankind through His Scriptures. God's word was not only meant to be read, but applied. We must apply ourselves to these passages and adjust our lives to God's will.Today, God uses many ways to speak to us. This book incorporates those avenues of communication to ensure that God will speak to you during your quiet time with Him.Each section asks the reader to do six things.1.Read the passage. Open up the Bible and read His Word.2.Memorize the passage. A certain verse is given special focus. Commit it to memory. Remember it all day.3.Understand the passage. Background information (Time, Characters, Place, What's Happening) help you to understand the context of the section you are reading.4.Read the prayer. Read the written prayer as if it is from your heart. Don't recite them as words from a page, but a plea from your soul.5.Keep praying. Prayer prompts are there to help you continue praying about other specific areas. Listen to the Holy Spirit and see if there is more you need to pray.6.Journal your thoughts. In the space provided, write down some thoughts that you feel God said to your during this time. Every five sections I've included a "Prayer Thoughts" page to give you more room to journal your thoughts and write down prayer requests as you go through the Bible.Get ready to spend some quality time with God.Get ready for God to speak to you through His Word.
Product Details ISBN: 9781096838319
ISBN-10: 1096838311
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: May 8th, 2019
Pages: 88
Language: English
Series: Praying Through the Bible