1 Kings 8

1 Kings 8:1-66

SUMMARYSolomon’s prayer

OVERVIEWSolomon offers a prayer of dedication at the opening of the temple.

BIG IDEABe faithful because God is faithful.

KEY VERSE1 Kings 8:56 (Solomon’s blessing)
Praise the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the wonderful promises he gave through his servant Moses.

I hear your prayers—every one of them. And when you humbly cry out to me, it brings me joy. Your requests reveal the condition of your heart. They acknowledge your need for me. I will always keep my promise to forgive you when you ask. Never fear my response. When you humbly come to me, I gladly receive you. Now live in holy fear so that others identify you as my child. Let your life reveal your faith, and your words express your love for me.

There is none like me. No temple or heaven or galaxy can contain me. May your heart be fully committed to me. Don’t look to your left or your right. Focus on me. I have faithfully provided for you, and I will continue to do so. Join me in a lifestyle of faithfulness. Worship me and sing my praises, for I am God over all things—yesterday, today, and forever.

Regularly acknowledge God’s love and faithfulness to you. Thank him for it and ask God to give you the same commitment to him. Ask God to reveal any area where you are faithless and pray that he would make you faithful.


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