When Solomon finished making these prayers and petitions to the LORD, he stood up in front of the altar of the LORD, where he had been kneeling with his hands raised toward heaven.
He stood and in a loud voice blessed the entire congregation of Israel:
“Praise the LORD who has given rest to his people Israel, just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the wonderful promises he gave through his servant Moses.
May the LORD our God be with us as he was with our ancestors; may he never leave us or abandon us.
May he give us the desire to do his will in everything and to obey all the commands, decrees, and regulations that he gave our ancestors.
And may these words that I have prayed in the presence of the LORD be before him constantly, day and night, so that the LORD our God may give justice to me and to his people Israel, according to each day’s needs.
Then people all over the earth will know that the LORD alone is God and there is no other.
And may you be completely faithful to the LORD our God. May you always obey his decrees and commands, just as you are doing today.”