Guilty, you enter God’s throne room. Jesus sits beside our Father, pleading for you. His sacrifice atoned for your sin. The Holy Spirit is also there, praying for you, with groans that can’t be expressed in words.
You rise up, forgiven! (from 1 John 2:1-2; Romans 8:26; I John 1:9)
Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he knows my name.
When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.
(Psalm 91:14-16, bold mine to highlight what God does)
We do so little. God does so much.
He who dwells in the shelter [secret hiding place*] of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1, definition added).
Those who live in that secret place of prayer know God’s protection.
*Olive Tree Enhanced Strong’s Dictionary, h5643.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust (Psalm 91:1-2).
Prayer can be a declaration of trust in God.
We met one night, as we were leaving the NICU. She told me their baby boy had heart problems, and that they named him Azari, which means the Lord has helped.
People who pray declare that the Lord has helped even, or maybe especially, when life is hard.
Prayer is talking with your dad.
You have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba, Father!” (Romans 8:15)
Prayer is a way to send gifts and packages to your kids.
The Lord told Moses, “You shall say . . . The Lord bless you . . . and I will bless them” (Numbers 6:23-27).