Prayer is one of the most vital and special prerogatives that Christians have been afforded in this Church age. Through the blood of Christ, Christians in this dispensation of Grace, have been given access into the throne-room of God, and as His children, we have been given the right to draw near to Him with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace for help in times of need.
The only way for a man to approach God before the Cross was through the Levitical priesthood, which would act as mediator between God and man as required by the Law. But this restrictive way to approach the Lord was replaced by a new and better way – a heavenly Mediator – the Man Christ Jesus.
Today we can pray directly to our Father, THROUGH the Son, Who died to pay the price for our sin. He is our heavenly High Priest Whose shed blood demolished the barrier between a holy God and sinful man… for although Jesus is fully God, He is also the sinless Man Who became our Kinsman-Redeemer.
We should not pray to be seen and heard of men. Though there is a place for public prayer, especially in our church meetings, we should be a people of prayer, with most of it “done in secret. ” We believe in the power of God to answer our prayers, hearing them even when no one else does.
And we pray:
Teach us to pray, O Lord. Help us to seek deeper, closer, more constant communion with You in prayer, and find it. Our souls thirst after Your Essence, after the living God, and they find no rest until they find it in You. Help us to find time to pray and to find power in prayer, praying according to Your will. Amen.