“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." (Hebrews4:16)
We have almost completed one month of our 4 months of dedicated season of prayer for spiritual revival. Prayer is often seen as a thing Christian should do, a chore to complete and of course a spiritual discipline. Can we look at prayer as a means of receiving God's grace? Grace we so sorely need in a world of many temptations, trials, struggles, needs and desires.
EM Bounds wrote that "(Today) God does nothing except in answer to prayers". This might sound ridiculous to many but if it is true, then prayer would become our greatest pursuit and preoccupation.
Many see prayer as a place to get things from God, others see it as a time to get initimate with God, yet Scripture tells us that prayer is where we "approach the throne of grace...to find grace" for our every need.
There is no spiritual revival without prayer. There cannot be prayer without a revived heart and spirit.
So let us come to God, to receive and experience His grace for us. It would be foolish of us to do otherwise.
- Alvin Ngo