How to Pray with Confidence
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.
Her hands trembled as she wrapped herself in her royal robes. Perhaps she trembled in fear. She didn’t know if this would be the last time she would ever dress herself again.
Her body trembled from weakness—she hadn’t eaten anything in three whole days.
Despite her overwhelming fear and fatigue, she prepared herself to meet the king. Though she had not been summoned by him in over a month, she had to approach his throne. She had to tell him of the terrible plot to destroy her people.
So she risked her life and went to the king’s royal throne.
When he glanced her way, he smiled—and held out his golden scepter to her in warm acceptance.
Queen Esther endangered her life to talk to the King of Persia. She approached his throne with fear and trembling of the unknown—would send her away in disgust? Would he have her killed? No one was allowed to approach the king’s throne without being summoned. She risked everything—and saved a nation.
We serve a Greater Ruler. We are daughters of the Most High King. God is never too busy to hear from us. His throne is a throne of grace and mercy–he always welcomes us with open arms of love.
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence…
When Jesus breathed his last breath on the cross, the veil of the temple was torn in two. The sin and shame that once separated us from having access to a Holy God was torn into shreds.
We now have access to the throne of our Father. He is approachable, and we can come before him with confidence.
Have you entered His presence, climbed onto his lap and told him all that you need today?
When Esther approached King Xerxes with her request, he was more than willing to give her up to half of his entire kingdom (Esther 5:3)! That’s how much he was pleased with her. The king delighted in her beauty, the warmth of her smile, and her sweet, gentle spirit.
Did you know that God desires to give us His kingdom?
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.”
If a pagan king was willing to give half of his earthly kingdom to his queen, how much more is our Heavenly Father willing to give His eternal kingdom to His children!
Know that the Lord is pleased with you. He delights in you. He is enthralled by your beauty. You are redeemed. You are radiant. You are royalty.
Come before his throne with freedom and confidence, and take his kingdom with you wherever your go.
Feeling anxious? Ask for his peace.
Feeling downcast? Call on his joy.
Request his mercy and grace, and it is yours…He will withhold no good thing from his precious daughters!
Put on your royal robes of confidence today, dear sister, and approach His throne of grace with great expectation.
Go before him with boldness knowing that he sees you, he hears you—and he has summoned you by name (Isaiah 43:1).
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
May the Lord grant you the desires of your heart as you delight in him!