Talk to God at all times God is always listening, talk to Him.     

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).


To succeed you have to pray in all circumstances.

Historical Commentary.- King, ensuring their own safety, was used to observe the faces and costumes penetrate, of So he realized that some secret sorrow harassed his butler. He asked: “Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This can be nothing but sadness of heart…” “What is it you want?” But the man of God did not dare to respond without the guide of Him of is greater than Artaxerxes. He had a sacred task to fulfill, and he needed the help of the king. Nehemiah knew that much depended on how he presented the matter to obtain his approval and help. Nehemiah said: “I prayed to the God of heaven.” In this short prayer, Nehemiah presented himself on presence of the King of kings, and was given the power to turn hearts as the water is diverted from the rivers. PR 465, 466.

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.


Father, thank you that your power is at our disposal to open doors. Thank you for answering our requests and prayers. We thank you in the name of Jesus, amen.

By Dr. Franz Rios and Pablo Rios

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