Nehemiah's Prayer

As soon as I heard these words I (A)sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the (B)God of heaven. And I said, “O Lord God of heaven, (C)the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, (D)let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, (E)confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even (F)I and my father's house have sinned.

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11 O Lord, (A)let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.”

Now I was (B)cupbearer to the king.

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