They all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and stir up trouble against it. But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat. (Nehemiah 4:8–9, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Sound a bit contradictory to you? Maybe a bit of belts and suspenders approach?
My Advice – There is nothing wrong with praying for God’s providence and protection, while prudently using the resources and wisdom that He has blessed us with.