Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple of the LORD and spread it out before the LORD. And Hezekiah prayed to the LORD; “O LORD Almighty, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Give ear, O LORD, and hear; open your eyes, O LORD, and see, listen to all the words Sennacherib has sent to insult the living God.
In vs. 14-17, we see that Hezekiah takes these things to the Lord. He praises God first, lays out the problems, asks God for help and winds up by acknowledging God’s sovereignty. What a wonderful path of prayer when we are challenged by difficult times, difficult people or even when we are challenged in our faith by unbelievers. Praise first, lay out the problem, ask for help, acknowledge God’s sovereignty.