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Let these words of mine, with which I have pleaded before the LORD, be near to the LORD our God day and night, and may he maintain the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel, as each day requires,1 Kings 8:59
This is such a strange thing Solomon prays — that his words would be before God day and night. I think of the bubbles in cartoons and comics, where the words the character is speaking are above his head. But then it grips me, suddenly that is what this passage implies. Our words are always before our Father. That because of His promise and love, they can never be anything less than this, forever. The blood of Jesus is this powerful, forever. The Son stands at the right hand as your advocate, forever. Not one word asked by a son or daughter of heaven has ever dropped to the ground unheard.
As you go to pray imagine this — not one word spoken by you will ever fail to appear before our God both day and night, even for forever.