Passage: 2_Chronicles 6:22~42  

Keyverse: 40

1. Hear and forgive (22-39)

Solomon knew that God's people would turn away from God and commit sin. Solomon prayed that when they suffered defeat, drought, disaster, disease, and even captivity because of their sin, God would hear their cries and forgive them when they prayed toward the temple and repented of their sin. He also prayed for justice when people wronged each other and for God to answer the prayers of foreigners when they prayed towards the temple. Forgiveness is the most important prayer topic for our own people. Pray for the people of our nation to turn to Jesus and be saved.

2. Now arise, LORD God (40-42)

'May your eyes be open and your ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.' God's temple was to be a house of prayer for the nations. What a blessing it is to have a God who sees and hears the prayers of his people! Solomon prayed for the LORD God to arise and come to the temple. He concluded by praying that God would not reject him but remember the great love he promised to David.

Prayer: Father, help us to pray for our nation.

One Word: God sees and hears our prayers