37 Days of Prayer: Week 5

When Israel returned to Jerusalem after seventy years of enslavement, they were overwhelmed. The wall, once grand and tall, now lay in ruins along with their homes and the temple. As well, their faith was shaken.Their confidence in God would have to be rebuilt. Judging from their devastating circumstances, they wondered if they had been so disobedient that they had forfeited their candidacy for God’s original plan.Regardless, the energy it would take just to survive consumed all their attention. There was no strength available to believeGod again. They lost God’s plan in their desperation to simply survive. But praise God! He had not forgotten His plan for them.