SUMMARY: Solomon’s prayer
OVERVIEW: Solomon prays a prayer of dedication for the temple. He looks back at God’s faithfulness and asks for God’s continued favor and forgiveness.
BIG IDEA: Turn to God and humbly cry out to him.
KEY VERSE: 2 Chronicles 6:39 (Solomon’s prayer)
…then hear their prayers and their petitions from heaven where you live, and uphold their cause. Forgive your people who have sinned against you.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
You know my character and my qualities. There is no one like me on earth or in the heavens. I sent Jesus to you to provide a way to pay for sin’s penalty. I love you, and I show my unfailing love to all who turn to me. I hear all prayer requests, so speak to me humbly yet with boldness and urgency. I am a promise keeper you can count on. I am listening, so talk to me today.
At the same time, show me you love me. I hear all prayers, and I am eager to respond, but I am not a slot machine. Do you love me? Pivot around to me. Turn with your whole heart and follow me. I don’t want to bless your will and way, but I do want to empower you as you seek me and my way. Stop wasting your time with bright lights and loud voices. Find me in a quiet place. Hear my voice when you tune out all others.
Identify two or three examples of God’s faithfulness in your life. Reflect on them and share them with others. Let those examples serve as reminders to motivate you to live boldly and faithfully today.