Nehemiah 1:1-11 "Repentance"
This great prayer by a man of God says to us that Nehemiah understood who God was; that God was sovereign; that He was the Great God of Heaven. By knowing that fact Nehemiah also knew how sinful he was as well as all men and women are. In this prayer, we see a humble man come before the Great Creator and confess the sins of a people who were so unfaithful to the Living God. We can see a great parallel to us today in this prayer. We as a people and nation must fall on our face before the Lord and confess our sin, repent of our sins and find God willing to restore us once more.