Re:Verse passage – 2 Samuel 12:1-23 (day five) vs 16 David therefore inquired of God for the child; and David fasted and went and lay all night on the ground.
What would cause David to think that he could ask God to help and save his dying son? Why would David even pray asking God to change directions? I think it’s because David had confessed and repented from his sins, and had his fellowship with the Lord restored. I don’t believe he was trying to manipulate God with prayer and fasting into getting his own way. Rather, I think David (maybe more than ever) believed in the power and strength of God and trusted God’s sovereignty. Only a clean and pure heart can believe and trust like this. Completely different approach and perspective from the previous chapter. His heart was restored. Could this be a similar prayer to the prayer Jesus prayed in the garden. Wanna believe and trust like that? Confess and Repent.