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How to Have a Successful Prayer Life

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Praying Through the Bible #34 | with Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Nehemiah 4:7-9

We are in a series of messages titled "Praying Through the Bible: A Series on Every Passage and Verse Regarding Prayer in the Bible". The purpose of this series is to encourage and motivate you to pray to the God of the Bible. We highlighted each of these over 500 verses and passages in the new Prayer Motivator Devotional Bible. So far, we have done 33 messages in this series.

This is message #34 titled "How to Have a Successful Prayer Life"

In 1952, a doctoral student at Princeton University asked, "What is there left in the world for original dissertation research?" The visiting lecturer, Albert Einstein, said: "Find out about prayer. Somebody must find out about prayer." Well, people have been "finding out about prayer" for hundreds of years -- not through research papers, but by the experience of praying and having prayers answered. Have you ever wondered why some people's prayers seem to be answered and others' are not? Have you ever wanted to know the way to be successful in your prayer life? The Bible actually answers these questions for us, and we will see these reasons in the life of Nehemiah from the passage we just read.

As you know, we began talking about Nehemiah last week. We saw how he was deeply concerned about the lack of progress that was being made by the Jewish exiles who had returned to Jerusalem from Persia. So, he decided to do something about it. He went to the king, and asked for permission to travel to the land of Israel to lead the people in building up the city. The king was supportive of him, and gave him permission to do as he wished. Now, Nehemiah is in the city. He has rallied the people together, and they are rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem.