What Makes Prayer Possible?
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
Let us therefore come boldly to
the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of
need. Hebrews 4:16
Each of us has a need to pray and
we carry many requests in our hearts. But have you ever wondered why we can
pray at all? How is it possible for us, who by nature are unholy, to come
confidently and boldly before a holy God?
God does not hear or answer prayer based upon our merit. Thankfully, God has not left it up to us to earn our way into His presence.
The way for us to come confidently and boldly to God in prayer is by the blood of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ blood is the perfect, complete, and eternally acceptable way into God’s presence. Without the blood of Jesus none of us could come before God and pray.
We cannot add to Jesus’ blood
atonement and we cannot diminish its power. Our good deeds do not gain us
access to God, and our failures do not cancel our access.
Whenever you draw near to God in
prayer always keep your eyes of faith upon the blood of Jesus. If you look upon
yourself, instead of Jesus’ blood, your prayer life will suffer and the devil
will quickly accuse you of being unworthy, or tempt you to “do more” so you can
How precious is the blood of
Jesus. His blood cleanses you, covers you, and makes the throne of God a place
of grace and not judgement.
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter
into the holiest by the blood
By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
And having an high priest over the house of God;
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:19-23 KJV).
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