We are called to pray. The goal of prayer is not to impress people but it’s a dialogue with God—it’s not a monologue—it’s relational. Our hearts will get to God quicker than our words. You can talk to God about anything!
“God is not overwhelmed by what overwhelms you.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
The Lord wants to hear and act when I pray because:
1. The Person
Solomon has just finished the temple. In verse 1, when Solomon finished praying, the glory of the Lord filled the temple.
God gave Solomon His APPROVAL – through the fire and glory
God gave Solomon His APPEARANCE – Verse 6, “then the Lord appeared to Solomon”
2. His People
Humble, Pray, Seek, and Turn
We need to humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and turn. Retreat from the pattern—break the cycle.
3. The Place
Have a place where you can calm your soul and make God a priority
“You are not ready for an answer until you are ready to obey Him.” – Pastor Billy Johnson