Handle with Prayer
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. — Hebrews 4:19
Recently I have been convicted that I have lost sight of what a precious privilege that prayer is. In today’s “name it claim it” culture, prayer is looked at as less reverent and more of a self serving obligation that God has to us. Prayer is a beautiful gift, meant to bring us closer to our creator. It is where we lay our burdens down, where we see miracles happen, and we pour our hearts of devastation out. The place of prayer is where we lay our head on the bosom of Jesus, and find rest.
Sometimes we are told that because our prayers weren’t answered, we don’t have enough faith, instead of trusting the process of prayer. Prayer can sometimes become more about us, and less about Him, and its time to be reminded what an honor it is to be able to have access to the throne of God.
Sometimes the healing doesn’t come. Sometimes the thing you prayed with all the grit you have left in your inner being doesn’t turn as expected, but Isaiah 55 tells us God’s thoughts are higher than our own. God’s grace is sufficient in our weakness, and in our weaknesses His power is shown. Trust in the process of prayer sisters, we have a good God who loves us.
God I thank you so much for the privilege of prayer. Thank you that I can approach your throne boldly and become closer to you daily. You are the almighty creator of the universe, yet you bend your ear down to listen to me. I am humbled and honored to be your child.
How is your prayer life?
Do you approach the throne of grace confidently?
Spend this week trying different approaches to prayer, do you journal your prayers? Pray silently? Let God speak to you this week as you spend time with him.