By Derek Maxwell
As SGA founder, Peter Deyneka travelled extensively throughout the world, mobilizing believers to pray, and leading all-night prayer meetings in support of major evangelistic campaigns. God’s power was manifested with churches revived and many surrendering their lives for Christian service. He passionately exhorted the church to exercise their God-given ministry, the ministry of prayer. His closest friends knew him as a fervent warrior in prayer.
In recent editorials we have looked at Nehemiah as an informed and compassionate man. Now we want to consider him as a praying man! The information that was in Nehemiah’s head moved to his heart of compassion, and then to his praying knees.
Nehemiah was eight hundred miles away from the concern on his heart. People lived amid destruction and desolation in Jerusalem. However, we notice that when Nehemiah received God’s orders, he did not rush into the king’s office to usher a mandate. Instead, he went before God in prayer and trusted him to open the doors and change the heart of the king. God answered his prayer!