“Whatever prayer, whatever plea is made by any man or by all your people Israel … then hear from heaven your dwelling place and forgive and render to each whose heart you know …” (v29-30). As the Temple was dedicated, Solomon prayed that it would become a place where men and women, Jews and even foreigners (v32) would come and pour out their hearts to God. Solomon acknowledged that every individual carries their own “affliction and sorrow” (v29), yet our infinite God can hear each one and answer each one.
“Teach them the good way in which they should walk” (v27). God cares deeply about our “affliction and sorrow,” and He desires to show us the “good way.”