July 22

2 Chronicles 6:12-8:10; Romans 7:14-8:8; Psalm 18:1-15; Proverbs 19:24-25

Solomon is known for his wisdom but he should also be known for being a man of prayer. Even though the Temple was an architectural wonder, it was built as a place to honor God and be a place for God’s presence to dwell. 

The building was not complete until God was invited to inhabit it. Solomon prayed a prayer that was so powerful that when he finished, God’s presence filled the Temple in such a way that the priests could not complete their duties. 

What made his prayer so powerful? He prayed believing God would answer. Solomon prayed based on the written law of God. He knew that everything God said He was going to hold His people to. Solomon also relied upon the grace and mercy of God. 

In your prayer life, believe that God will answer all prayers that are in alignment with His Word. Trust that God will answer and know that God’s grace and mercy will always outweigh His judgment. Cultivate a dynamic, joyful prayer life. 

Tomorrow’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 8:11-10:19; Romans 8:9-25; Psalm 18:16-36; Proverbs 19:26

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