Jesus is the way into communion with the Father. That is why He told His disciples, “Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full” (John 16:24). Prayer becomes an adventure because we are escorted into the presence of the Father by the Son. There is complete joy to be found in the presence of God.
Jesus is the exact representation of the nature of God. If we are to ever know intimately the heart of the Father, we must learn to look to Jesus. The purity, compassion, and wisdom of the Father are clearly understood through the Son.
–Adapted from The Prayer Factor by Sammy Tippitt (Click on the link for more information about this resource).
Compassionate Father, You have told me how to have joy, and that is to ask specifically in Your Name. As I am ushered into Your Presence through Jesus, I am continually thankful that You have made a way for me to stand before Your throne. I praise You Lord, for this incredible privilege!
Praise God that the Christian life includes periods of “complete” and unbridled joy (Jn. 15:11). Thank Jesus for being your joy-filled Savior (Lk.10:21). Confess any sin that stands in the way of your experiencing the fullness of joy which Jesus provides. Commit yourself today to rejoicing in the Lord, to being joyful in God your Savior (Hab. 3:18). Ask Jesus to make his joy in you complete.
Thank God that his kingdom is full of “righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 14:17). Commit yourself to being a joyful citizen of that kingdom in all that you do.
–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend (Click on the blue title for more information about this resource).