READING THE BOOK OF Second Chronicles CHAPTER Six.
then 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. (2 Chronicles 6:33 NIV).
REASONS TO PRAY
Mention actions on our behalf (verse 6-13). – We need to remember what WE WERE before knowing Christ as our personal Savior. Recap what God DID so that we might become children of God. Mention what God continually DOES to sustain us and lead to success. TRUST in the future, because “when I review my history I can say,” Praise God! “Seeing what the Lord has made, I am filled with admiration and trust in Christ as leader. We have nothing to fear for the future, except that we forget the way the Lord has led us, and what we have been taught in the past (EUD, 64).
- Orders.- Solomon’s prayer guides us to know what can we pray: a) that the biblical promises are fulfilled in our favor, b) acquitting the innocent c) forgiveness of sins, d) Pray for support.
Pray for those who are not converted.- We advocate for those who have not accepted Christ as their Savior. When one asked who has relatives who are not yet believers, almost all would say to have relatives in this situation. As Solomon prayed for unbelievers, we also ought to include in our intercessory prayers people who do not know God.
Loving Heavenly Father, your word challenges us every day to praise and bless your name for the great wonders done for your people in the past, which are repeated daily in our lives. Thanks for listening to our prayers and answer our prayers. In the name of Jesus, amen.
By Dr. Franz Rios, Translated and adapted by Pablo J. Rios.