4 Then the king said to me, “What is your request?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. - Nehemiah 2:4 (WEB)
Here in the United States we have truly been blessed by God. One blessing is the right to vote. Nehemiah was the cup bearer to King Artaxerxes, of Persia. When he had to ask the king for a request, the first thing he did was to pray. With an election coming next month, it is important for us to pray before we act. So often we go into important events without prayer.
Nehemiah knew what was in his heart, yet he still prayed before acting. As we, here in the United States, go to vote, let us ask God to give us the guidance that is needed for us to cast our vote in ways that will bring about God's will and kingdom.