Day 1 Lewis Clark
Day 2 The Removal Of Indigenous Peoples
Day 3 Missouri Compromise
Day 4 Slavery In The Early History Of St Louis University
21 Days Of Prayer
March 13 - April 2, 2022
We entered into the story of Nehemiah as he was in the King's palace and heard the news about Jerusalem in Nehemiah chapter 1.
3 And they said to me, “The remnant there in the province who had survived the exile is in great trouble
and shame. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire.”
4 As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
We spent 21 days learning and lamenting how and why the "gates" and "walls" of St. Louis have been destroyed over the years. Our desire was to call the church into the same response Nehemiah had and that is to sit, weep, mourn, fast and pray before the God of heaven and unite our hearts to rise and build as one across St. Louis.
Every morning we were live on site of a moment of pain in our past that allowed us to learn and lament why the “gates” and “walls” have been torn down in our region and our people in disgrace. This devotional prayer time allowed us to learn and lament as we entered a place of brokenness, like Nehemiah, as we bowed before The Lord.
Everyday at noon for 21 days we prayer walked in a different location to inspect the “wall” and "gates" in a particular area of the region. Just like Nehemiah did we will put our feet on the ground with our eyes open to see what has been done but also what God is doing. This was a great opportunity to meet and pray with other believers in their community!
Nightly we gathered for prayer, confession, scripture reading and worship at 1 location. There were times in Nehemiah's life where he would blow the trumpet to rally those working across the region to unite at 1 location and remember that God was fighting for them. Nightly for 21 days we sounded the alarm for us to come together to worship, pray, repent and read The Word and remember God is for fighting for us in St. Louis! This time helped us bow as one before the Lord so we can build as one. Just like Nehemiah its time to see the impossible become possible in our day.