Community *Neh. 9:1-38

It was a great day of community repentance. One fourth of the day is about 3 hours, so for 3 hours the people stood and listened to God’s Word. The next 3 hours were spent confessing their sins and worshiping God.
When the public prayer was spoken all the people stood in the presence of the Lord their God as a form of showing respect. (I suggest you read the prayer) The prayer begins with praise and adoration acknowledging His Name, who YHWH is then moves to remembering what He has done in the past – His promises and His faithfulness to His Word even though His people were not faithful, rebelled, and were disobedient. God blessed His people with provision and protection. What a gracious, forgiving and loving God He is.