When Nehemiah was informed of the affliction in Jerusalem, that the walls were broken down and gates burned, he mourns, fasts, and prays for 4 months. Nehemiah’s prayer sets a great example of the type of prayer of confession and repentance that we should pray as well. We must confess our sins, acknowledge the righteousness of God in upholding his word, and beg for God’s mercy to send restoration and revival in accordance with his covenant.