In 2 Chronicles 6:13-17, Solomon says a prayer of dedication for the new temple. Prayers of dedication are reminders for us to surrender all of life to God. Solomon reflects on God’s faithfulness and character. God was faithful to keep His covenant with Israel. God’s lovingkindness was steadfast throughout their history. This is the same God who is in covenant with us. All He asks is that we walk upright; that our lives reflect the God whom we serve. Prayer keeps two things in perspective: who I am and who God is. God is supreme and majestic. I am simply His servant who is called to live life in light of Him. I am to make much of Him just as He has made much of me.