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
Most Christians tend to attach a lot of emphasis to the verbiage that we use in prayer or to the length of our prayers, but God doesn’t care about those things so much. He is not really interested in the eloquence of our prayers. And He certainly is not impressed by long prayers. In fact, the great prayers of the Bible are brief.
Generally, our prayers in private should be long, while our prayers in public should be short. But the main thing is that prayer is vital in our faith life. So what is the objective of prayer? Is it to tell God something He doesn’t know? Or is it to convince God to do something that He doesn’t necessarily want to do?
The answer is no. God knows all things; He knows all your needs. Then why do we pray? The value of prayer is that it keeps us in touch with God.
Prayer should be thought of as a relationship between a father and child. God wants us to depend and trust in Him. It gives Him great joy when we express confidence in Him. This is the reason why He wants us to pray always.
We may think that God will give us everything we need, for every situation, all at once. But if God were to give us all our needs in one lump sum, there would be the danger of enjoying the gifts and forgetting the Giver.
God gives us what we need as we need it. The Lord taught us to ask God for our daily bread. God wants us to come to Him daily for our daily needs. We need to come back to God each day, finding “grace to help in time of need.”
Prayer: Father, thank You for giving me access to Your presence through Christ Jesus my Lord.
Scriptural Reading: Hebrews 4:14-16