God Answers Prayers


2…So I became dreadfully afraid, 

3 and said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should my face not be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers’tombs lie waste, and its gates are burned with fire?”

4 Then the king said to me, “What do you request?”

So I prayed to the God of heaven.


5 And I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favour in your sight, I ask that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.”

6 Then the king said to me (the queen also sitting beside him), “How long will your journey be? And when will you return?”So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.

[Nehemiah 2:2-6]

The simple lesson here for us is that God answers prayers.

There are long prayers and also short ones. We need to pray both.  Jesus did. He prayed and fasted 40 days before starting His ministry (Matthew 4). Furthermore,   He prayed all night before selecting his disciples (Luke 6:12&13). At other times he prayed short prayers e.g. at Lazarus’ tomb (John 11).

Nehemiah also fasted and prayed long prayers when he heard that the City of Jerusalem was burnt with fire and the walls broken down (Nehemiah Chapter 1). We can however deduce from today’s passage that he also prayed short prayers. When you’re standing before the king and he’s asking you to make a request, that’s not the time to make long prayers. That’s the time your prayer is in very few words such as “Lord help me”, or“Lord have mercy”. Sometimes, all you can say is “Jesus”. But God understands and answers you speedily from His holy heavens. .

In sum, let’s cultivate the habit of praying long prayers. Keep praying even when you don’t see results. No prayer escapes the attention of our Father. At the set time, you’ll receive mind blowing results that leaves you standing in awe and speechless.

Pray without ceasing. Amen.


  1. You have made some decent points there. I looked on the internet to learn more about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this web site. Janot Osbourne Vrablik

  2. Having read this I believed it was extremely enlightening. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this short article together. I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it! Lauralee Kristofer Aeriell

  3. I got this web site from my buddy who informed me concerning this web site and at the moment this time I am visiting this website and reading very informative articles or reviews at this time.| Jacquelin Hayden Burnside

  4. My spouse and I stumbled over here different web address and thought I might as well check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to exploring your web page for a second time. Melissa Wadsworth Cleary

  5. A remarkable share, I simply given this onto a colleague that was doing a little analysis on this. And he in fact got me morning meal because I discovered it for him. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the reward! Yet yeah Thnkx for investing the moment to discuss this, I really feel strongly regarding it as well as love finding out more on this subject. Preferably, as you come to be know-how, would certainly you mind upgrading your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me. Big thumb up for this article! Abra Nikos Tremml

  6. Do you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site? My blog is in the exact same area of interest as yours and my users would truly benefit from a lot of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this okay with you. Thanks a lot!| Betsy Gasper Sheela

  7. That is a very good tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere. Short but very accurate information Thanks for sharing this one. A must read article! Alvera Mahmud Olfe

  8. Hey! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing! Caitlin Harmon Nikaniki

  9. Hi there. I discovered your blog by way of Google at the same time as looking for a related subject, your web site came up. It looks good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then. Ilysa Abeu Frayda

  10. Amen! Could you please pray for me to have wisdom today and to remember to practice patience? Thanks to God who hears our prayers. Maxie Caldwell Maxma

  11. I have fun with, result in I found exactly what I was looking for. You have ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye Myrlene Curran Tabber

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

scroll to top