When My People Pray

2 Chronicles 7:13-16 Translation: Jewish Publication Society

“If I shut up the heavens and there is no rain,

If I command the locusts to ravage the land; or if I let loosepestilence against My people,

When My people, who bear my name, humble themselves, pray and seek my favor and turn from their evil ways, I will hear in my heavenly abode and forgive their sins and heal their land.

Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayers from this place.

And now I have chosen and consecrated this House that my Name be there forever.

My eyes and my heart shall always be there.

For Reflection and Prayer:

What did you hear as you listened? A word, a phrase? Write about what you heard.

What is God inviting for you in these words?