When a prayer or plea is made by any of your people Israel—each one aware of the afflictions of his own heart, and spreading out his hands toward this temple—then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with each man according to all he does, since you know his heart (for you alone know the hearts of all men), so that they will fear you all the time.
For men will hear of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm—then hear from heaven, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you. … Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling. … Give thanks and sing praises at the gates of the Lord’s dwelling. … You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of your inheritance—the place, O Lord, you made for your dwelling, the sanctuary, O Lord, your hands established. The Lord will reign for ever and ever.
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