Nehemiah's model prayer teaches us that spiritual leaders are ultimately best prepared through prayer. All other legitimate preparation for spiritual leadership must be built upon this first foundational priority of a lifestyle of prayer. A dependent and humble leader will always pray, and such prayers honor God while dishonoring self. From Nehemiah's example we observe the care, emotion, faith, identification, and willingness of spiritual leaders as they rest their entire lives and ministries on the unbreakable promises of God. May God help all of His children recommit to pray ready"...to pray while standing ready to be a part of God's answer."