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Ask the Rabbi: Does God Listen to the Prayers of Non-Jews? I Kings 8:43

May 21, 2019

אַתָּ֞ה תִּשְׁמַ֤ע הַשָּׁמַ֙יִם֙ מְכ֣וֹן שִׁבְתֶּ֔ךָ וְעָשִׂ֕יתָ כְּכֹ֛ל אֲשֶׁר־יִקְרָ֥א אֵלֶ֖יךָ הַנׇּכְרִ֑י לְמַ֣עַן יֵדְעוּן֩ כׇּל־עַמֵּ֨י הָאָ֜רֶץ אֶת־שְׁמֶ֗ךָ לְיִרְאָ֤ה אֹֽתְךָ֙ כְּעַמְּךָ֣ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וְלָדַ֕עַת כִּֽי־שִׁמְךָ֣ נִקְרָ֔א עַל־הַבַּ֥יִת הַזֶּ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר בָּנִֽיתִי׃

oh, hear in Your heavenly abode and grant all that the foreigner asks You for. Thus all the peoples of the earth will know Your name and revere You, as does Your people Yisrael; and they will recognize that Your name is attached to this House that I have built.

a-TAH tish-MA ha-sha-MA-yim m'-KON shiv-TE-kha v'-a-see-TA k'-KOL a-SHER yi-KRA e-LE-kha ha-NO-kh'-REE l'-ma-AN ye-d'-UN kol-a-MAY ha-A-retz et sh'-ME-kha l'-yir-AH o-T'-KHA k'-a-M'-KHA yis-ra-AYL v'-la-DA-at ki-sh'-ME-kha ni-k'-RA al ha-BA-yit ha-ZEH a-SHER ba-NEE-TEE

1 Kings 8:43

Jerusalem and the Western Wall is the place Jews go to pray. But, does God hear the prayers of non-Jews as well.

King Solomon prayed at the dedication of the Temple in I Kings 8:43 and speaks of the Children of Israel as well as the nations of the world.

Cornelia and Willy from Germany share their testimony on why this passage from Kings has touched their hearts.

Listen to their amazing story of hope, faith, and a MIRACULOUS medical recovery:

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Relate Bible Verses: I - Chapter 8

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