Prayer of King David
2 Sam 7:18-29
Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far? 19 And yet
this was a small thing in Your sight, O Lord GOD; and You have also spoken of Your
20 Now what more can David say to You? For You, Lord GOD, know Your servant. 21
For Your word’s sake, and according to Your own heart, You have done all these
great things, to make Your servant know them. 22 Therefore You are great, O Lord
GOD.[c] For there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to
all that we have heard with our ears. 23 And who is like Your people, like Israel, the
one nation on the earth whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make
for Himself a name—and to do for Yourself great and awesome deeds for Your land—
before Your people whom You redeemed for Yourself from Egypt, the nations, and
their gods? 24 For You have made Your people Israel Your very own people forever;
and You, LORD, have become their God.
25 “Now, O LORD God, the word which You have spoken concerning Your servant
and concerning his house, establish it forever and do as You have said. 26 So let
Your name be magnified forever, saying, ‘The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel.’
And let the house of Your servant David be established before You. 27 For You, O
LORD of hosts, God of Israel, have revealed this to Your servant, saying, ‘I will
build you a house.’ Therefore Your servant has found it in his heart to pray this
prayer to You.
28 “And now, O Lord GOD, You are God, and Your words are true, and You have
promised this goodness to Your servant. 29 Now therefore, let it please You to
bless the house of Your servant, that it may continue before You forever; for You, O
Lord GOD, have spoken it, and with Your blessing let the house of Your servant be
blessed forever.”
                                         2 Sam 24:17
17 Then David spoke to the LORD when he saw the angel who was striking the
people, and said, “Surely I have sinned, and I have done wickedly; but these sheep,
what have they done? Let Your hand, I pray, be against me and against my father’s
house.”