1 Kings 8:32 KJV
Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
1 Kings 8:34 KJV
Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers.
1 Kings 8:36 KJV
Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.
1 Kings 8:39 KJV
Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)
1 Kings 8:43 KJV
Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.
1 Kings 8:45 KJV
Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
1 Kings 8:49 KJV
Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause,
It is a significant thing that Solomon began to pray a dedication for the Temple after the glory of the Lord appeared.
Once in prayer he began a theme in which he expressed various scenarios in which the people would need the Lord and call out to Him. Seven times Solomon pray, "hear thou from heaven." If the number seven represents completion then this represents every possible need a man might have. In every case the response should be to pray and in every case the answer is that God would hear in heaven and meet our need.
That is our need today: to return to God and to return to earnest and heartfelt prayer.