1 Kings 8:22; 1 Kings 8:38; Psalm 143:6; Isaiah 1:15

Solomon's Prayer of Dedication

22 Then Solomon mstood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and nspread out his hands toward heaven,


38 whatever prayer, whatever plea is made by any man or by all your people Israel, each knowing the affliction of his own heart and stretching out his hands toward this house,


lI stretch out my hands to you;

mmy soul thirsts for you like na parched land. Selah


15  When you gspread out your hands,

I will hide my eyes from you;

heven though you make many prayers,

I will not listen;

iyour hands are full of blood.