22nd May – 2 Chronicles 5:2-6:42

2 Chronicles

5:2-6:42 – Without the blessing of God, our worship is empty. We must look for God’s blessing in the place of worship. What we must pray for is this: ‘the glory of the Lord filled the House of God’ (5:14). We must look for God’s blessing in the pulpit, praying that the preachers of God’s Word will be ‘clothed with salvation’. We must look for God’s blessing in the pews, praying that all of God’s people will ‘rejoice in His goodness’ (6:41). Where does the blessing come from? – It comes from this: God is ‘good’ and ‘His steadfast love endures for ever’ (5:13). All of our praying for the Church can be summed up in this prayer: ‘O Lord God… Remember Your steadfast love…’ (6:42). More than anything else, we must pray for this: ‘God’s love… poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit…’ (Romans 5:5).

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