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Powered by 4 - July 14, 2012

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Hezekiah's Prayer

today's reading.
2 Kings 18  In the third year of Hoshea son of Elah, king of Israel, Hezekiah the son of Ahaz, king of Judah, began to reign...

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This weekend we're wrapping up on prayer looking at two prayers from King Hezekiah.Hezekiah was a godly king. Second Kings 18:5-7 tell us that Hezekiah trusted and held fast to the Lord, and that he kept the Lord's commandments, and as a result, the Lord was with him. Fourteen years into his reign, Hezekiah runs into problems with the king of Assyria, Sennacherib. Sennacherib sends an army threatening to attack and openly mocks God in the process. It's a pretty scary and intimidating situation, but Hezekiah responds well. The first thing he does is seek God's direction (see 2 Kings 19:1-2). And then Hezekiah brings his prayer before God. I love how Hezekiah speaks with reverence, but he's still able to speak from his heart and he doesn't hold back anything. Every time I read it, I'm moved. 

Was there something Hezekiah did or said that moved your heart today? What did Hezekiah's prayer show you about approaching God in prayer? Tami W.

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