With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord:
“He is good;
his love toward Israel endures forever.”
And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid (Ezra 3:11, NIV).
It’s a bad sign when someone visits the Temple and claims they’re God (vv. 1-4) Except there is no Temple.
Reading Isaiah 56:6-8 reminds me of Jesus’ cleansing of the temple.
The Lord’s house is a house of prayer.
So my home can be a house of prayer as well.
King Solomon prayed special blessings on the Temple, particularly that the Lord would pay special attention to requests directed toward the temple.
This is meta-prayer, a prayer about the efficacy of future prayers meeting a given set of criteria.