Step 1: Realize what the problem is. (Nehemiah 1:4-11, NIV)
• Until we realize what the problem, we won’t see a miracle worked in the problem. (Nehemiah 1:3-4, NLT)
• Nehemiah realized the people he loved was in trouble—they were living in disgrace instead of delivered—the result they were living defeated and discouraged lives.
• Do you have loved ones living this kind of defeated life?
• Are you broken hearted over the way they are living and willing to pray, fast, and ask God to use you to help deliver them.
Step 2: Recognize who God is. (Nehemiah 1:5, NKJV)
• Nehemiah recognizes who God is—He confessed with his mouth the
greatness of God.
• One of the most powerful parts of a prayer that produces a miracle is to
recognize how great and awesome our God is.
(Ephesians 3:20-21, NKJV; MSG; AMP)
• God is a Dream Maker (Accomplisher)—He wants us to dream dreams so big only He could bring them about!
Step 3: Repent the sin. (Nehemiah 1:6-7, NKJV; NLT)
• Nehemiah called it what it was SIN.
• One of the greatest problems when it comes to having a breakthrough with God is we don’t own up to our sins and our part in the sin.
• We will never get the breakthrough we need and want until we repent.
(2 Chronicles 7:13-15, NKJV; Acts 3:19, NKJV)
Step 4: Remind God of His Promise. (Nehemiah 1:8-10, NKJV, NLT)
• One of the most powerful prayers we can pray is to pray God’s Promises back to God.
• What bold promise of God do you need Him to answer in your life today?
Step 5: Request God’s favor. (Nehemiah 1:11, NLT; NKJV)
• A request not only to answer our prayers for a miracle, but to answer the prayers of all His people.
• A request for favor, anointing and appointed for a special purpose.
• When we have God’s favor, anointing, and appointing we get His power and presence to accomplish with boldness things that are greater than we are.