Day 2

The God Who Is Compassionate

from the reading plan

Nehemiah 1:1-11, Nehemiah 2:1-8, Isaiah 49:13, 1 Peter 5:6-7

Though Scripture contains many written prayers, like those found in the book of Psalms, and many teachings on how to pray, like the parables and sermons in Jesus’s ministry, this reading plan focuses on the prayers offered to God in the narratives of Scripture. Each day we’ll read a narrative that includes a prayer from an individual or group. Their prayers vary in length, type, posture, purpose, and God’s response. The secondary passages explore how the rest of Scripture speaks to the themes demonstrated in the main reading. 

While each account is different, every prayer recorded in Scripture teaches us about the unchanging God who invites us to speak to and hear from Him. These prayers model for us what it can look like to be in conversation with God. As you read, notice the posture and emotions present each day. 

Reading Scripture together is the centerpiece of what we do at He Reads Truth. As we spend time as a community reading Prayers in Scripture together, we encourage you to start by reading the daily Scripture on your own. Then join us here to engage and encourage one another as we respond to what we’ve read in the comments. 

How does knowing that God is compassionate impact how you extend grace through prayer? 

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4 thoughts on "The God Who Is Compassionate"

  1. Mike G says:

    Not sure I understand the question but I love reading the scripture. Nehemiah was constantly seeking God. He even prayed in the split second before responding to the king. Such a model for us today. My biggest struggle in life is worry. I know God is always there and it is only through the constant prayerful attitude that I can defeat the anxiety and worry. Jesus told us his yoke was lite. Resting in Him is our greatest joy.

  2. Jeffrey Gruetzmacher says:

    If we believe God is compassionate toward us then we need to also show that compassion to others. Jesus died on the cross for all of us, there was no category that was not included…..we are saved by our faith through the grace of God. It can be difficult to extend Grace and forgiveness to others but that is what Jesus commands us to do…love our neighbors as ourselves.

  3. Stephen says:

    Mike – I hear you dude with the worry. It’s so easy for me to worry about things I cannot control or worry about a future that has not happened. Often I find myself worrying over something I think will happen but won’t… how exhausting this can be. Thank you for the reminder that Jesus’s yoke is easy and he is fighting my battles.

    Jeffery – isn’t it wonderful that we are saved by Gods grace and not our works? Thank you Lord for sending your son for me. Hope you all have a good day today God bless.

  4. Tim says:

    It may be a strange take on it, but I after the readings I believe the Holy Spirit was asking me to extend grace to myself this morning. I’ve been engaged in a spiritual battle the past several weeks, and I was feeling sort of depleted this morning. Like I was a failure. But, the Holy Spirit’s word to me all morning has been the compassion and patience of God towards me and every person in Christ as they engage the enemy and their own strongholds. And, then the selected Bible passages confirmed what the Lord has been speaking to me. I think that knowing God is compassionate gives me the confidence to “draw near to the throne of grace” to “receive mercy and find grace to help in my time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).

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