Our verse of reference in Nehemiah 2 is:
“The king said to me, “What is it you want?”
Then I prayed to the God of heaven,” (Nehemiah 2:4 NIV).
Pray as we dialogue with people.- The Bible does not record the content of the prayer of Nehemiah, but undoubtedly, it was very short, with the eyes open, because he was looking at the king. God invites us to practice this pattern of prayer, and reach His unlimited power. Pray mentally before ordering, pray while preparing a response, pray as you seek the solution to a problem, pray before taking a decision, pray for making no mistakes in the conversation we are having. PRAY AT ALL TIMES.
Witnessing the power of God.- Nehemiah, as a good servant of God, shared how God answered his prayers, this motivated to people in the reconstruction of Jerusalem: ” I also told them about the gracious hand of my God on me and what the king had said to me. They replied, “Let us start rebuilding.” So they began this good work.” (verse 18). Share with others God’s answer to your prayers, so that others may experienced the same.