"I have heard your prayer and seen your tears." Isaiah 38:5
Hezekiah was a good king which was amazing because his father Ahaz was wicked! Ahaz closed the Temple in Jerusalem and built many altars around the city for other gods. He sacrificed his own children to Molech! But Hezekiah did not follow King Ahaz' evil ways because his mother taught him well. Hezekiah opened the Temple doors and brought back worship for the one true God. He was consistently committed to spiritual renewal in the land he ruled.
One day Isaiah the prophet came to tell Hezekiah that he was going to die. Hezekiah prayed and asked God, “I beg you, Lord, I beseech you, to remember how I walked before you in truth and with a whole heart, and that I have done what is good in your sight.” God heard Hezekiah's prayer and gave him 15 more years.
My takeaway from this is that not only does God answer prayers, but that He can change His mind. God is all love and all compassion and He is always searching for ways to bless us! If we cry out to Him, He hears us. If the answer is long in coming, we just have to trust He has our best interest in mind. We are all, each and every one of us, His sons and daughters! Let us remember to wear our crowns and act with the love and compassion towards others that our Father shows us!