“Let us then approach the 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).
No one has ever sinned against anyone with the same depth that we have sinned against God. There is much human tragedy that takes place in our lives, but nothing is as tragic as what we have done to the Son of God. Yet the Father has placed in our hearts a well of grace, and an eternal river of forgiveness flows into that well from the throne of heaven.
When someone sins against us, we only need to dip a bucket of faith into the well of grace. We can raise from our hearts forgiveness that flows from the throne of heaven.
In the name of Jesus, we can give our worst enemies a refreshing cup of forgiveness.
At that moment something supernatural transpires. That river of forgiveness begins to flood our souls. The deep scar of hurt begins to be healed by the slave of grace. And there is no limit to the grace and forgiveness that is found at the throne of heaven. The more forgiveness we give out, the more forgiveness flows into our hearts. There is an eternal supply found at the throne of grace. For that reason prayer becomes a great adventure. It transports us to the throne of grace.
Lord God, Your grace is an endless supply as it washes over me! May a spirit of forgiveness characterize my life as I willingly lay aside hurts and damage done to me by others. May this testimony of grace draw unbelievers into Your eternal kingdom! Thank You that I have complete access to Your lovely and powerful throne of grace as I willingly jump into the river of forgiveness over and over again.
Praise God whose kingdom is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit (Rom. 14:17). Thank God for his kindness and love in Jesus, who saved you by the shedding of his own blood (Titus 3:4-7). Confess those times of subtle boasting of how much you do for the Lord and his church (2 Cor. 11:21-30). Commit yourself to quietly helping another person through prayer, encouragement, or deed without self-recognition. Ask God to keep you from pride (Rom. 11:20).
Ask that your church will spend time encouraging and equipping members, warning those who are idle, helping the weak—being the best possible stewards of time as well as money (1 Thess. 5:11-21).
Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend.