Praying Through the Bible #16 | with Daniel Whyte III
TEXT: I Kings 8:37-40
This is message #17 titled “Great Expectations” (Part 4). We are continuing our series on Solomon’s prayer at the dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem. We have seen how God fulfilled His promise to David and allowed his son, Solomon, to build the Temple for the glory of God. After the Temple was built, Solomon called together all of the children of Israel to celebrate the completion of the Temple and that is the occasion on which Solomon offers his prayer.
Today, we will continue reading Solomon’s prayer and look at four more elements that we can draw from it and apply to our own prayer life.
1. Solomon sees the need to pray to God in times when the nation is undergoing judgment.
2. Notice that God hears the prayers of his people and He is willing to forgive.
3. Notice that God knows the heart condition of every man.
4. Notice that when God restores us, we should not forget the lessons we learned while we were being punished.