Likewise, when a foreigner, who is not of your people Israel, comes from a far country for the sake of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm, when he comes and prays toward this house, hear from heaven your dwelling place and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to you, in order that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your people Israel, and that they may know that this house that I have built is called by your name.
Solomon graciously prays for the blessings of the LORD, God, the Almighty to be extended to the non-Israelite who recognizes the Name of the LORD by praying to Him.
Our prayers should be like Solomon's; that the LORD answer those who seek Him as a result of our witness, for we are His temple. We are called to trust in His promise that all who believe in Him will be saved.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 102
Evening: Psalm 28
"Voices Together" is available as an annual daily devotional and can be purchased at the Fellowship Of Ailbe bookstore. All Scripture is taken from the ESV unless otherwise noted. A weekly edition, formatted as a bi-fold insert and suitable for distribution can be downloaded at https://www.ailbe.org/resources/itemlist/category/52-general-downloads. The next edition is available by Thursday of the prior week.