O Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear
O Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, our fathers, preserve this forever in the intentions of the heart of Your people, and direct their heart to You;
For the needy will not always be forgotten, Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.
The hand of God was also on Judah to give them one heart to do what the king and the princes commanded by the word of the Lord.
When he was in distress, he entreated the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
Because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and against its inhabitants, and because you humbled yourself before Me, tore your clothes and wept before Me, I truly have heard you,” declares the Lord.
For He who requires blood remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous And His ears are open to their cry.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them.
The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
It will also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.
“ Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’
In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;
for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.
in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him.
Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.
But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “ God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.
“ For the eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, And His ears attend to their prayer, But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
Then Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced over what God had prepared for the people, because the thing came about suddenly.
Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
He has regarded the prayer of the destitute And has not despised their prayer.
He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.
And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, “O Lord, it is You who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them,
So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.