What I mean back ground praying is that praying you do in the back ground before a big event, or before you have to face a difficult situation. It is the praying you do which you may not even share with others, but you are doing it, praying away, lifting your heart to God, bringing the concern before Him.
Ezra & Nehemiah both did this, they heard of the disasters affecting their country and they prayed . They sat with the situation, they kept it before the Lord. They didn’t move on it straight away, they waited. They kept on praying. They worshipped the Lord – giving Him His place, they confessed their sins and saw their own place. They kept on with that back ground praying.
For Nehemiah he got his opportunity and shot up an “arrow prayer”, a little dart – “help me Lord say the right thing”, type prayer. Or perhaps like me you are still waiting for the thing to come to fruition, you have prayed and prayed, now all you can do is submit and surrender and wait. Wait for that Angel to come as he did to Daniel:-
“I have come here to give you insight and understanding. The moment you began praying, a command was given. And now I am here to tell you what it was, for you are very precious to God. Listen carefully so that you can understand ..”
Daniel 9:22-23 NLT
So we have done our background praying, let us submit to the God of all creation to act in His way, His time, with His purpose and with His provision. And let us listen carefully to catch those sweet words:
“I am here to tell you what it was, for you are very precious to God”