I am still trying to read the Bible through again and I am in 2 Kings now. People ask me all the time, “How do you have time to read your Bible?” A very wise women told me in seminary and I believe she is right, “You have time for what you want to have time for.” I always think about this passage when I start thinking like a Calvinist (j/k) in that God has already decided what is going to happen, so why should I pray? Read this, this will rock your world if you have not read this glorious passage of Scripture before.
2 Kings 20
In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, "This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover."
Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, "Remember, O LORD, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes." And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
Before Isaiah had left the middle court, the word of the LORD came to him: "Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people, 'This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the LORD. I will add fifteen years to your life. And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of