Prayer and confession always go hand in hand. Ezra’s sorrow and remorse greatly impacted the people of Judah. Ezra’s prayer was more productive than a sermon, for when the people saw him praying, weeping, and in mourning, they realized the severity of their sin. Pointing fingers or flaring tempers did not bring them to their knees. It was sound of a godly man’s breaking heart that brought them to a place of repentance. Please open your Bible to Ezra chapter ten, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola begins his study of this chapter.