Good morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for the falling leaves. Thank you for the many colors in those falling leaves. Thank you for how trees change from bare branches, to green leaves, to orange and red leaves and back to bare branches again, year after year after year. And thank you for the scripture for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:
So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days. And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God. (Nehemiah 6:15-16)
Lord, I’m here. I’m here on behalf of Lindsey, your daughter you love. Today I pray for you Lindsey… I pray that you would continue doing the things God sets before you. I pray that you also continue to let people know that you are following God, following Jesus, and that he is your guide. Lord I pray that as Lindsey accomplishes things for your kingdom that those around her would take note and realize that her accomplishments were all done with the help of her God. And Lindsey, I pray that you would have the courage to continue on the journey on the path that God sets before you even when it goes into the midst of those who are totally unhappy with how you refer to your God in the midst of your life. Notice that this scripture refers to “our enemies”. In your case it might be “your detractors”, but this scripture does not advise “taking down” the enemies or detractors. Rather it speaks about doing God’s will so that they will notice the good. And we both can give God the glory. The glory is all his. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen
So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days.
When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.