Today’s Reading – 2 Chronicles 6-7 and Psalm 136
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. 2 Chronicles 7:14-15
In those moments when you found yourself wondering why God has not answered your prayers here is a place to stop and ponder:
Have you humbled yourself? Are you asking out of self-ambition?
Have you confessed your sins?
More importantly have you turned away from your sins — – in other words have you stopped sinning!
God wants to hear your prayers.
God reminds Solomon that there are some requirements.
God is not a genie in a bottle available at our command (that is my translation).
Never Forget: Prayer is a powerful thing in the hands of the humble and contrite.
Tomorrow’s Reading – Psalms 134 and 146-150