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The Vow That Changed History
Psalm 132: David's Commitment to Build the House of Prayer

As a young man, King David understood that God longed to have a people who would perpetually agree with Him in intercession. He vowed to dedicate his life to finding a resting place for God and "swore to the LORD, and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob: . . . ‘I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, until I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob” (Ps. 132:2-5). David’s vow included spending time in worship in the house of God (Ps. 27:4), fasting (Ps. 69:7-12), and extravagantly giving away his money (1 Chr. 22:14). Because of this oath, David established a tabernacle in which prayer and praise were continually lifted to the Lord. David’s vow changed history. It continues today in those who embrace it and is at the heart of the end-time worship movement. We celebrate the commission to agree with God in worship and prayer twenty-four hours a day in the spirit of the tabernacle of David.