On this National Day of Prayer, as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and injustice, we can look to a Nehemiah for guidance. Thousands of years ago, Nehemiah received news from his Jewish countrymen that the wall of Jerusalem had been destroyed and its gates had been burned to the ground. After hearing this devastating report, Nehemiah wept and fasted for many days. He knew he had to do something about the situation — but first, he prayed.
Thursday is the National Day of Prayer, and this year, due to the coronavirus will be different from years past. Instead of gathering in person to pray together, Facebook and Zoom prayer meetings have been scheduled for throughout the day.