2 Chronicles 7:12-14. Solomon’s Prayer of Dedication.
Solomon prayed when dedicating the temple, that anytime God’s people—Israel—sinned and then repented and prayed towards the temple, that God would hear and forgive. The Lord appeared that night to Solomon and said He heard his prayer. God, we humble ourselves before You, pray, seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways. Hear from heaven, forgive our sin and heal our land!
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"Then the Lord appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:12-14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)