May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in his ways and to keep the commands, decrees, and regulations he gave our fathers. 1 Kings 8:58
Solomon had prayed to the Lord in the temple which he had build for God. Then he turned to the people and prayed a blessing over them. It was a blessing they would not likely forget.
Solomon knew that hearts do not easily, on their own follow God. So he prayed that God would "help" them turn their hearts toward Him. He prayed for a desire in the people to follow and serve the Lord. Solomon wanted the people to always remember to follow the commandments of God, so they would be blessed.
How much more, because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, should our hearts be turned to the Father. We have been given so much, brought into royalty, because of the blood of Christ. We have been blessed in so many ways. Christ has given us freedom! Why do we sometimes turn so easily to follow the way of the world?
My prayer today, is like that of Solomon, may God turn our hearts to Him. May we walk in his ways. And follow Him all the days of our life. Amen.