At the dedication of Solomon’s Temple, after Solomon has prayed and petitioned God to reside in the temple and to hear and answer the prayers that are made in that place, God responds by saying "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
Such a powerful response to Solomon’s petition. God doesn’t say “I might or I might not” or maybe, but He succinctly tells Solomon if my people come to me humbly and pray and seek my face and turn from wickedness “I WILL” hear your prayers and move in a way that no other entity could do. I believe the scripture that says “God is no respecter of persons”, so if God makes that promise to Solomon, why can’t we all expect the same thing. (By the way, the answer is we can!)
But, just listen what we get in exchange for coming to God right and getting that wickedness out of us:
Please humble yourself before God. Please pray. Please seek God’s presence. Please turn from your wicked ways!
We need God!