Nehemiah’s Prayer

Amazing insight on the broken prayer in Nehemiah 1: 10:

They are your servants and your people O God. You have set them apart and made a covenant with them. You promised long ago to deliver them, to love them, to take care of them, to be their deliverer whenever they call on your name in their anguish. Now this nation is in ruins. Will you allow them to be oppressed and trampled down by the enemies who don’t even know your name? Will you just stand by and see the destruction of your chosen people? If you will not save them, who will you save? If you don’t show up for them, to whom will you show up Lord? If you don’t show them mercy, then we despair in utter hopelessness.