And he stood and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying, “Blessed be the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. Not one word has failed of all his good promise, which he spoke by Moses his servant. The Lord our God be with us, as he was with our fathers. May he not leave us or forsake us, that he may incline our hearts to him, to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments, his statutes, and his rules, which he commanded our fathers. Let these words of mine, with which I have pleaded before the Lord , be near to the Lord our God day and night, and may he maintain the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel, as each day requires, that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other. Let your heart therefore be wholly true to the Lord our God, walking in his statutes and keeping his commandments, as at this day.”
1 Kings 8:55-61 ESV
As I read my Bible this morning, this passage Solomon’s Benediction, made an impression on me. However, I find it difficult to put into words my reflection on this. I feel that the text is too good to make coherent thoughts for a journal. Then it hit me, this is the kind of verses that I can pray. Solomon’s Benediction, teaches us specific things which we can appreciate God for and should ask Him for.
I admit that sometimes I do not know what to say in my prayers. I struggle with repeating the same phrases every prayer that often I feel it becomes a routine or a script. I do not know if it just me, but for me phrases used often have a tendency to lose its meaning, atleast to me.
With today’s reading the Bible, I thank the Lord for reminding me that I can use His Word to learn in my prayer life.
Soli Deo Gloria!
Dear Father God in Heaven,
Blessed are You Lord for You are the Lord who gives rest to His people, we can always rest in Your presence. Thank You Lord for You are a promise keeper, none of Your word fails since the ancient times up to my days, that’s why I can always hold on to Your promises. May You Lord be with me today as with Your faithful servants which You did not leave nor forsake. Lord, You hold my heart in Your hand, may You touch it that it will always walk in Your ways and keep Your commandments with obedience. I know Lord You have a purpose for me, empower me Lord for the purpose for which I am called. Help me that my life can be a testimony that there is a God like You who is sovereign. You alone deserve all the glory, honor and praise.
I pray these in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.