John and Gay Davis

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God Hears Our Prayers

Read 1 Kings 8:1–66

Susanna was shopping when she collapsed. She was rushed to the ER with a ruptured brain aneurysm. Susanna’s friends and relatives began praying as soon as they heard the news. Susanna eventually recovered, although the road was long and difficult. God heard and answered the family’s prayers.

Solomon prayed to set the temple apart to the Lord.

“Hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your own people Israel, and may know that this house I have built bears your Name” (1 Kings 8:43).

Solomon asked God to always keep the promise He had made to David, to forgive Israel if the Israelites repented of sin, and to listen to strangers who came to pray at the temple. Solomon asked for God’s favor.

God does not always answer our prayers the way we would like Him to, but He does always answer.

Challenge for Today: Start keeping a journal of the things you pray about and how God answers those prayers.

Quicklook: 1 Kings 8:41–43


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