Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thankful for Prayer

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.


What a joy, what a privilege to come to God with our every concern!

Father, today I thank You for Your open arms, reaching out to embrace me through my time in prayer.

Thank You for the free access I have to Your throne room. Through Christ I have a key to enter the holy of holies.

Thank You for providing an Intercessor for me and for Speaking Your words into my mumbled confusion.

Thank You for asking me (me?) to partner with You in changing the world, one prayer at a time.

Thank You for having open ears and an open heart to my every plea.

Thank You for the community prayer offers: for those who have lifted me up in prayer and ministered to my soul through prayer.

Thank You for this open and well-worn passageway to Your heart.

11 comments:

Vicki said...

This really touches my heart today,and I thank Him right along with you, my friend.

Robyn said...

You know, Heather sometimes I don't think we all really fully grasp the power of prayer. I've been a Christian for over 12 years and I feel like I'm just starting to understand. Of course, 12 years from now I'll probably be saying the same thing!!

You've got a great perspective, friend. The way you eloquently put your words always moves my heart. I hope you are doing well this week.

The Olson's said...

"Thank you for providing an Intercessor for me and for Speaking Your words into my mumbled confusion."

Thank you for those words and the verse (what was the passage for it?). They speak right to where I am at right now.
~ Leanne

Susan said...

Hey Heather,

As always I so enjoy coming by your blog. Your messages inspire and challenge me.

I look forward to each update!

Blessings to you my special friend~

Denise said...

Thank you for such precious words my friend.

Heather said...

Prayer IS such a privilege! It boggles the mind to think that lowly us can approach our perfect heavenly Father through something as simple as prayer.

Blessedw4mom said...

"What a joy, what a privilege to come to God with our every concern!"

Amen! Amen!
Thankyou for sharing your heart in such a touching way today!

Elisa @ Extravagant Grace said...

Tender list! I'm so glad you shared!

A Stone Gatherer said...

You put to perfect words how I feel about prayer, I just couldn't find them! Praise be to God that he hears us when we call!

Mel's World said...

Heather, my friend, it seems like we were thinking the SAME thoughts this week...check out what I posted today at Speak to My Soul Sundays.

Great post!
Melissa

Lynn said...

Thank You for asking me (me?) to partner with You in changing the world, one prayer at a time....

Oh Girl, Amen...