Begin and End With Worship

Notice what Solomon did before and after he asked for wisdom.

The king went to an important place of worship and sacrificed 1,000 burnt offerings to the Lord. That night the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream (from 1 Kings 3:4-5).”

Solomon woke up, returned to Jerusalem, stood before the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant, and sacrificed burnt offerings and peace offerings (from 1 Kings 3:15).”

The Nature of Prayer – 2

I urge that prayers be made for all men (from 1 Timothy 2:1).

This prayer carries with it a unique element of worship and reverence.

Prayer for the lost is ultimately directed at God as an act of worship, because the salvation of sinners causes them to give glory to Him.*

*John MacArthur, The MacArthur New Testament Commentary 1 Timothy, p. 62.