Daily Devotional – Hebrews‬ 4:16‬ – April 14, 2023

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
Hebrews‬ 4:16‬

As Christians, we are invited to approach the throne of God with confidence, in times of need, want, and thankfulness. This gift is such an incredible privilege that God has shared with us. To think that we, broken, sinful humans, would dare to approach the throne of God which is inherently pure and free of sin is an incredible blessing.

Prayer, the ability to come before God and commune with him, is one of the greatest gifts we have been entrusted with. Yet, it’s one that we don’t always capitalize on. In times of need and want, sure it may be easy to come to God begging for his mercies. However, in the times of thanksgiving, how quick are we to turn to God? How quick are we to share in the minute details of our day to day lives by being engaged in conversation with God? Throughout the New Testament we see that even the disciples struggled to know how to approach the throne of God in prayer. The disciples didn’t ask Jesus to teach them a prayer, but instead asked him to teach them HOW to pray.

Jesus’ response in Matthew 6: 9-14 is well-known, and still just as important today. The Lord’s prayer is world renowned, crossing barriers of countries, culture, and denomination. It holds so much truth and power in teaching us, like the disciples, HOW to pray.

““This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’”
Matthew‬ 6:9-13, NIV‬‬

Approach the throne of God, knowing who He is. Recognize the deity who has saved your soul, and praise him. Give thanks as you approach him. Ask for forgiveness of your sins. Be honest and share with the Lord what you need, what’s weighing on your heart and mind. Lastly, be confident that God hears you and your prayers. By coming near to God in prayer, he will draw near to you.

Start today to make your prayer life more disciplined and less of an afterthought as your head hits the pillow.


Forgive us for the times that we have not come to commune with you in prayer. Forgive us of our sins, and help us to become more disciplined in our walk with you. Thank you for choosing us, sinners, to have this great opportunity to come and communicate with you. Lord listen to our hearts, and let your will be done.
In Jesus’ Name,

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