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Week 21 Day 6
Solomon prayed for all people
present and future
who would seek the Lord
by facing the temple in prayer
An intercessor is one who
pleads another person's case before God
lifting them up
into God's attention and care
Moses had done much intercessory work
Now Solomon takes on that important role
In our family we knew
that our mother interceded
for each of us daily
When she died
I heard the concern
"What will happen to us now!"
I suppose there was no need
to be concerned
She probably continues praying in heaven
from a position
a whole lot closer
to the throne of grace
Sometimes I look at people
and wonder if they have
anybody praying for them
The thought saddens me
and prompts me to pray
for all those who have no one
to pray for them
There is good news in the New Testament
the apostle Paul tells us
in Romans 8:26-27
that the Holy Spirit prays for us!
We are never forsaken. DID YOU KNOW? You poor and oppressed: Solomon prayed for you. II Chronicles 6
13Then Solomon knelt down on his knees before all the
assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands toward heaven;
and said: 19"Regard the prayer of Your servant, O Lord my
God, 20that your eyes may be open toward this temple day
and night. May you hear the supplications of Your people
when they pray toward this place. Hear from heaven, Your
dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive.
22"If any one sins against his neighbor, and takes an oath
before Your altar in this temple, 23then hear from heaven,
and act, and judge Your servants, bringing retribution on the
wicked and justifying the righteous.
24"Or if Your people are defeated before an enemy because
they have sinned, and return and confess Your name, and pray
and make supplication before You in this temple, 25then hear
from heaven and forgive the sin and bring them back to the
land which You gave to them and their fathers.
26"When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain,
27hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of Your people, that
You may teach them the good way in which they should walk;
and send rain on your land which You have given Your people.
28"When there is famine in the land, pestilence or blight or
mildew, locusts or grasshoppers; when their enemies besiege
them in the land; whatever plague or whatever sickness there is;
29whatever prayer, whatever supplication is made by anyone,
when each one knows his own burden and his own grief, and
spreads out his hands to this temple; 30then hear from heaven
and forgive, and give to everyone according to all his ways,
whose heart You know, 31that they may walk in Your ways
as long as they live.
32"Concerning a foreigner, when they come and pray in
this temple; 33then hear from heaven, that all people of the
earth may know Your name and fear You, and that they may
know that this temple is called by Your name.
36"When your people sin against You (for there is no one
who does not sin), and You deliver them to the enemy, and
they take them captive to a land far or near; 37yet when they
come to themselves and repent, and make supplication,
39then hear from heaven, and forgive Your people.
41"Now, I pray, let Your saints rejoice in goodness." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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