Hezekiah's Deathbed Prayer

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2 Kings 20:1-11

Yesterday we looked at what I'll call Hezekiah's "war" prayer. Today we're looking at his "deathbed" prayer. After God protects Hezekiah from Sennacherib, Hezekiah falls deathly ill and Isaiah, speaking for the Lord, tells Hezekiah he is going to die (vs.1). Hezekiah immediately turns to the Lord in prayer and again we see a candid, honest and humble crying out to God.

So how did Hezekiah's deathbed prayer compare with his earlier prayer? What did this passage show you about God receiving and listening to our prayers? Tami W.

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I can see the similarity in the way he asks God to deliver him and God has always been their for him and his needs. The passage shows that God does listen and care about our prayers and the concerns and problems we face.

This prayer is no less heartfelt than the other. Whereas Hezekiah's war prayer was a prayer on behalf of an entire nation, this is an intensely personal plea, which is still heard and answered by God.

There are two things that stick out to me in both of Hezekiah's prayers: The first thing that sticks out to me is he is real with God and tells God how he feels and how humble and honest he is with God. The second thing I see is he doesn't care what other people see and/or may be saying about him. I think that we are to much of people pleasers instead of God pleasers. That is not how Hezekiah is pictured here.

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