2 Chronicles 33:12, 7:14 NIV 2011
In his distress he sought the favor of the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his ancestors.
If my people, who are called by name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Manasseh reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years, 33:1. Though considered the most evil of Jerusalem’s kings, he humbled himself and returned to the Lord. 33:15, “He got rid of the foreign gods and removed the image from the temple of the Lord…and he threw them out of the city.” His prayer was much like Solomon’s prayer in chapter 6. After Solomon dedicated the Temple and prayed, the Lord gave directions to Solomon. Hearing his prayer, 2 Chronicles 6:14, God knew Solomon’s heart. Believer’s prayer includes coming humbly to the Lord.
Sin is my problem and the Savior is my solution. Loosing sight of that thought has always led me to poor choices. By humbling myself as I come before the Lord, I accept His place of authority in my life. Confession of sin and anything else that may stand in the way of fellowship with Him, is cleansing. He uses me for His glory. God daily hears our prayers and heals our hurts. Humbling myself before the Lord transforms my prayer life.
Why is it difficult to humbly seek God?