Pray Without Ceasing
In reading the Book of Nehemiah, we are shown what a man of prayer he was and how much he loved the land of his ancestors. When the news of the demise of Judah and that the remnant of people that were there were in trouble reached him, he wept, mourned, and fasted. Then what did he do? He prayed. He cried out to the Lord, repenting for what the Israelites had done. He then asked God if He remembered what He had told Moses about the exiled. He ended his prayer for by saying, “Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man” (Neh. 1:11). Nehemiah was a cupbearer for the king.
Fast forward to chapter 2 verses 4–5, which says:
“The king said to me, ‘What is it you want?’
Then I prayed to the God of heaven,and I answered the king, ‘If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my ancestors are buried so that I can rebuild it.’”
We read where Nehemiah approached King Artaxerxes and the king said, “What do you want?” Nehemiah knew at that moment that God had answered his first prayer and gave him favor with the king. So, what was his response? To pray again!
Nehemiah was a mighty man of prayer. He did nothing without praying first.
We should be mighty women of prayer. When we see Him granting us favor, pray again as we see Him working.
What are you praying for? What are you waiting on God for?
Me? I’m eagerly awaiting on the mighty healing hand of God to heal someone in my life. I can’t wait to see God work and witness the testimony that will come out of it.