2Chron 5, 1 Kings 8 Prayer
Solomon called for the temple’s dedication. Overwhelmed by its beauty and God, he bowed in humble adoration, kneeling with hands lifted high. He prayed a prayer that we could all follow. He began by blessing the God of Israel, noting there is no God like Him in heaven or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing lovingkindness to His servants who walk before you with all their heart.
Solomon’s prayer included seven requests for God to hear and to heal. This chapter is significant theologically as well as practically. Solomon, as Israel’s leader, set the pattern for others to follow, and they did so until the Babylonian captivity. He offered three requests: God’s blessing on the nation with His presence that the people would walk in obedience to His covenant, and that God would keep these requests close to his heart. Solomon prayed to God for the people.
Do I pray this way for the people of God today? ARe my prayers more “me” centered rather than “God” centered?