"The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah ... And it came to pass in the
month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace,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.
And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven...."
Nehemiah begins his boring book with a boring prayer. 1:11
Repairing the dung gate and other important matters 3:1-32