"Hear the supplications of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place. Hear from heaven, your dwelling place; and when you hear, forgive."
Crowd scene: Solomon is praying at the dedication of the temple. The wise King asks God to hear the prayers of those gathered. In a biblical reference to group prayer, today we can affirm the holy power of hearts and voices lifted to the Lord as one. Pray with others and know God in the heavens hears the prayers of many. And together we say, Amen.