Nehemiah knew that if he were to lead the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s wall that things would go a lot easier if he had the help of King Artaxerxes, his employer.
Immediately he began praying for the king. He prayed that this man would have mercy upon him. That he would be acceptable to his plan.
The Lord honored Nehemiah’s prayer for King Artaxerxes.
Not only did the king grant Nehemiah the permission to go restore the walls but he also blessed him with supplies, men and his recommendation.
Pray for the people you will be dealing with. Not only does it help them but it helps you too.