Nehemiah 1:4 And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,
Nehemiah 2:2 Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid, 3 And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire? 4 Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven. 5 And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.
1 Samuel 17: 29 And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Phil 2:21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.
1 Cor. 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
"The need for a Prophetic Vision"
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
"Prophetic vision gives purpose"
#1 Inspires Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.