WE MUST BE BOLD IN OUR PRAYER LIFE
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
I think too many of us have a timid prayer life. We mumble and mutter like a child asking for something we are afraid we might not receive. We sometimes act as if we are afraid that God might be too busy to listen to our prayers.
This verse tells us that we are to go boldly to God's throne of grace. Not because we are deserving of His blessings but because we have access through His Son Jesus, and that makes us joint heirs with Him. He wants us to come as a child would come to a father.
He knows our hearts and the thoughts and intents of our hearts anyway so we might as well go ahead and talk to Him about it. I don't mean that we should be disrespectful. Far from it. Boldness does not mean that we shouldn't be humble before Him. We do need to go often, and we need to go openly to Him.
Every blessing we have is a result of God's marvelous grace. That grace should enable us to go boldly to His throne and make our petitions as well as offer our praise and thanksgiving.
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