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Powered by 4 - July 15, 2012

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Hezekiah's Deathbed Prayer

today's reading.
2 Kings 20:1-11    In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, "Thus says the Lord, 'Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover'"...

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Yesterday we looked at what I'll call Hezekiah's "war" prayer. Today we're looking at his "deathbed" prayer. After God protects Hezekiah from Sennacherib, Hezekiah falls deathly ill and Isaiah, speaking for the Lord, tells Hezekiah he is going to die (vs.1). Hezekiah immediately turns to the Lord in prayer and again we see a candid, honest and humble crying out to God. 

So how did Hezekiah's deathbed prayer compare with his earlier prayer? What did this passage show you about God receiving and listening to our prayers? Tami W.

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