The Prayer of Jehoshaphat
2Chron 20: 5 - 13
5 Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house
of the LORD, before the new court, 6 and said: “O LORD God of our fathers, are
You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations,
and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to
withstand You? 7 Are You not our God, who drove out the inhabitants of this land
before Your people Israel, and gave it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend
forever? 8 And they dwell in it, and have built You a sanctuary in it for Your
name, saying, 9 ‘If disaster comes upon us—sword, judgment, pestilence, or
famine—we will stand before this temple and in Your presence (for Your name is
in this temple), and cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.’
10 And now, here are the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir—whom You
would not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they
turned from them and did not destroy them— 11 here they are, rewarding us by
coming to throw us out of Your possession which You have given us to inherit. 12
O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great
multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are
upon You.”
13 Now all Judah, with their little ones, their wives, and their children, stood
before the LORD.