Neh 1:4

1:4 fasting and praying. Fasting is here connected with mourning (1 Sam. 31:13) as well as with making a request of God (Ezra 8:21 note). Nehemiah was a man of prayer (2:4; 4:4, 9; 5:19; 6:9, 14; 13:14, 22, 29, 31).

the God of heaven. See notes Ezra 1:2; Dan. 4:37.