Rebuild What is Broken
My Princess Warrior,
Don’t be overwhelmed by the brokenness you see all around you. I will give you a heart to look to the future with hope, and the tools to restore and rebuild what is broken. I am the same God who gave Nehemiah the strength and favor to rebuild the broken walls of Jerusalem, and I will give you the power and strength to do the same. All I am asking of you today is to begin a good work by laying one stone at a time. Rebuild broken hearts with words of hope. Rebuild broken relationships with forgiveness, grace, and love. Rebuild broken cities by serving the community. I will go before you and prepare the people for your good works.
Your King, the Master Builder
But now I said to them, “You know very well what trouble we are in. Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire. Let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem and end this disgrace!” – Nehemiah 2:17 (NLT)
A Prayer for Rebuilding
May you be filled with the power of the Spirit to reshape and rebuild the broken things around you. I pray that you will not be overwhelmed by the task at hand, but that you will be strengthened and encouraged by what your Father has already done. May you feel privileged to be chosen by Him to be His hands and feet. I pray that you will step up and rebuild ruined lives around you, and spread your Savior’s love. In Jesus’ name, amen.
The king asked, “Well, how can I help you?” With a prayer to the God of heaven, I replied, “If it please the king, and if you are pleased with me, your servant, send me to Judah to rebuild the city where my ancestors are buried.” – Nehemiah 2:4–5 (NLT)
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