For you answer our prayers, and to you all people will come.
Hezekiah proved the awesome power of prayer through two incidents in his life. First, he faced the terrible
army of Sennacherib, who threatened to totally annihilate Jerusalem. In such a desperate moment, Hezekiah merely brought Sennacherib’s
threat and “spread it out before the Lord” (Isaiah 37:14). God heard Hezekiah’s intercession and sent the
death angel to destroy 185,000 men in one night!
Second, Hezekiah faced impending death because of sickness. Again
his response was to pray: “When Hezekiah heard this, he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord” (Isaiah
38:2). God was so moved by his prayer that He told Hezekiah He would extend his life by fifteen years (v. 5), and to prove
His promise would come true, He caused the sun’s shadow to move backward (v. 8).
Oh, how God yearns to answer
your prayers, and how able He is to do it! His Word promises, “You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds,
O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas” (Psalm 65:5).
bold enough to ask Him for what you need, even when it looks hopeless. He will literally move heaven and earth to answer your
Daily Readings: Isaiah 37:1-38:22 • Galatians 6:1-18
• Psalm 65:1-13 • Proverbs