7 ways to pray during hard times

Sep 16, 2021 at 07:00 am by sonyamcclloughlockridge


We Christian Americans have adopted 2 Chronicles 7:14 as a default prayer for hard times. But what we greatly fail to note and notice is 2 Chronicles 7:14 is a direct reply from God to Solomon.

Like many other people in the Bible Solomon was already PRAYING.

2 Chronicles 7:14 is a direct reply from God to King Solomon! 2 Chronicles 6 recounts Solomon PRAYING while kneeling in view of the entire congregation of the people. 

Like many other people in the Bible Solomon was already PRAYING.

Solomon's PRAYING starts with him asking for wisdom, while on a journey to a high place in 2 Chronicles 1.

We Christian Americans have adopted 2 Chronicles 7:14 as a default prayer for hard times. But what we greatly fail to note and notice is the richly detailed story of the book of 2 Chronicles.

The first nine chapters of the book of 2 Chronicles is all about King Solomon, King David's son.

Solomon goes on a journey and prays for wisdom and our great and mighty God grants him wisdom, wealth, riches and honor.  He then returns from his journey with these two abstract and two physical things and prepares to build the temple for God and the Ark of The Covenant to reside. 

Solomon is extremely successful in building and bringing The Ark of The Covenant to the Temple. But, He doesn't start or stop there!

In 2 Chronicles 6 this, King Solomon kneels in view of the entire congregation and spreads forth his hands toward heaven and PRAYS, after which God's glory filled the temple! But, King Solomon doesn't start or stop there!

In 2 Chronicles 7:4, King Solomon and all the people offered sacrifices before the Lord. But, King Solomon doesn't start or stop there!

In 2 Chronicles 7:5, King Solomon and all the people dedicated the temple of God. But, King Solomon doesn't start or stop there!

In 2 Chronicles 7:8, King Solomon and the congregation kept The feast, the sole assembly and the dedication!

We Christian Americans have adopted 2 Chronicles 7:14 as a default prayer for hard times. But what we greatly fail to note and notice is 2 Chronicles 7:14 is a direct reply from God to Solomon! 

We Christian Americans have the ability to set ourselves free, to also receive God's answer to Solomon's PRAYER (2 Chronicles 7:14) in a New Covenant fashion, by prayerfully achieving the following four things in this our one life.

  1. Seek the Lord in prayer
  2. Build temples of flesh for God and His Holy Covenant to reside.
  3. Wait for God's Glory to fill the temples.
  4. Offer sacrifices before the Lord.
  5. Celebrate and dedicate the temples of flesh to God.
  6. Keep the feasts, solemn assembly and the dedication.
  7. Be sent away into your home, glad and merry in heart.

Live joyfully set FREE! 

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