Nehemiah 1:4 shows the connection between vision and prayer. Whenever I am burdened about something, my initial reaction is to do something about it in my own strength. I begin counting my resources to see if I have what it takes to pull it off. Once I realize my resources are limited, I become discouraged. After being burdened for the broken state of the city of Jerusalem, Nehemiah’s first response was to pray. The first stop on the journey to fulfilling His God-given assignment was his prayer room. Prayer can be seen as a passive action; a ritual before getting the job done. In actuality, prayer is very active. It is the means by which we call on God and beseech His favor. We can accomplish more on our knees than on our feet.