The Throne of Grace
"So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most." -Hebrews 4:16
Do you have anyone in your life who is really irritating or difficult to be around? Is there anyone you work with or in your family who is this way? We all have people in our lives that if we had the choice, we wouldn't be around them, or would only be around them for short periods of time!
An intercessor who has a prayer ministry gave me some very valuable advice when I asked her about a situation I was struggling with related to someone else. She said, "You need to pray to God on behalf of that person and come to the throne of grace. You need to lay the situation at the altar and let it go. Once you've prayed for that person, it is in God's hands."
It is so comforting to know that we can pray on behalf of ourselves or someone else, and when we let the situation go at the altar, "we will find grace to help us when we need it most."
Do you need to pray this scripture on behalf of anyone you know? God desires that we come to Him with any need we have, and He especially loves it when we pray on behalf of others. He can do things in the supernatural that we can't in the natural, if we release it to Him.
Do you regularly pray boldly at the throne of grace, either for yourself, or on behalf of someone else? Ask God if there is anyone you need to pray for today.
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