Prayer, David’s Prayer (I Chronicles 29)

March 10, 2024   /   Prairie Baptist Fellowship of Yelm

March 10, 2024 Prayer, David’s prayer (I Chronicles 29)

David, the great king, prolific song writer, shepherd boy and giant slayer prays a prayer at death’s door that should fill us with a desire to end our life as well as he did in prayer and praise!

ACTS: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication (requests)

I. David as Shepherd, General and King I & II Sam, I Kings (I Chron 29:28-30)

The of any ancient king

Youngest of Jesse’s sons, great grandson of Ruth and Judah

Marked out as special from a youth

Great moments of


II. David’s other notable prayers

Described to Samuel as a man after God’s own heart 1 Sam 13:14

It is not a statement of perfection obviously

A person who restoration and forgiveness

A man who obeys God and His precepts

A man who was

Psalm 51 a prayer of 2 Samuel 12

God always and always

Psalm 32 a prayer of thanksgiving for

David finds judicial forgiveness of his sins

He still will experience great consequences of his choices

Psalm 2-5, 7, 13, 17, 20, 25-26, 28, 35, 38, 54, 55, 57- 61, 64, 70, 72, 86, 122, 132, 140-144


III. David’s desire to build God a house 2 Sam 7:8-17

David was not allowed 1 Chron 28:3

He was a man of

God would build David’s house though

The ruler of Judah would be a descendant of David through Captivity (586 BC—almost 500 yrs)

Not always good, but all the good kings would be from David’s line

Promise of a ruler who would reign forever

The promise to David was the would be his ancestor

Matthew traces lineage through Solomon

Luke traces lineage through Nathan his son (not the prophet) to Adam


IV. David’s preparation

Plans delivered to Solomon 1 Chron 28:11-ff

God had sanctioned them 28:19

Be strong and courageous 28:20-21

David gathers an offering I Chron 29:1-9


V. David’s prayer of praise I Chron 29:10-20

Great and deep theological truths

Ancient Father

Greatness, power, glory, victory and majesty

His is complete and total

All we have comes from you

Thank you

We can only be generous because You first gave

We are temporary residents

There is no hope without You

You desire uprightness and integrity


Direct our hearts to you

Watch over Solomon

May he complete my desire to build your temple


Application points

How you __________ matters more than how you _______________

Theological rich prayers come from a well lived life

Theology comes more from our lived experience backed up from our studies

Generosity begets generosity


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