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3 Ways Prayer Connects Us to God

Access to Pray

What a privilege to have access to the throne of God. It was not our own doing, though, because we were cut off from God by our sins (Isaiah 59:2), but for everyone who’s repented and trusted in Christ, now

we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God”(Heb. 4:14),

so

with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb. 4:16).

We can

have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus” (Heb. 10:19)

because

we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water” (Heb. 10:21-22).

Made to Pray

Sometimes God will allow all sorts of troubles to pile up on us if we’ve wandered away from Him. If we are humbled by our circumstances and brought low, we might then seek God and cry out to Him because we know that

the LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18)

and

many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all” (Psalm 34:19).

This proves that

when the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles” (Psalm 34:17).

Learning to Pray

I don’t know about you, but I need help at times when I pray to God because words sometimes fail me. Thankfully,

the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words” (Rom. 8:26),

and

he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God” (Rom. 8:27).

When words fail us, the Holy Spirit never will.

Conclusion

Prayer really is the link that connects us with God. Thankfully, through the access granted through Jesus’ shed blood, we can have direct contact with God. Perhaps He may humble us through trials and tribulations if we’ve wandered away from Him, but He wants us to draw near to Him. In times of need for what to pray about, God the Holy Spirit can give us the words when we don’t know what words to use.

  • “Prayer is the link that connects us with God.” – A.B. Simpson

 

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Accept who you are; and revel in it


“Accept who you are;
and revel in it.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Accepteer wie je bent; en Geniet er van

Tuesdays with Morrie (film)

Tuesdays with Morrie (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Feeling cocky, Confidence and Ignorance


“Confidence is ignorance. If you’re feeling cocky,
it’s because there’s something you don’t know.”
Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie >Verwaandheid, Vertrouwen en Onwetendheid

Artemis Fowl: The Seventh Dwarf

Artemis Fowl: The Seventh Dwarf (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Reflection by the making of worries


“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you
if you realized how seldom they do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Reflectie bij het maken van zorgen

Eleanor Roosevelt with Fala

Eleanor Roosevelt with Fala (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Reflection to gain strength, courage and confidence


“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror.
I can take the next thing that comes along.
‘ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Bedenking over verkrijgen van kracht, moed en vertrouwen

George T. Bye, Eleanor Roosevelt. Westbrook Pe...

George T. Bye, Eleanor Roosevelt. Westbrook Pegler, Deems Taylor, Quaker Lake, Pawling, New York (home of Lowell Thomas) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Bedenk: Niemand kan je minderwaardig doen voelen zonder jouw toestemming

Eleanor Roosevelt at 15

Eleanor Roosevelt at 15 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Willing to be little


“A great man is always willing to be little.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Bereid om klein te zijn

" Waldo Emerson, head-and-shoulders portr...

” Waldo Emerson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right / engraved and published by S.A. Schoff … from an original drawing by Sam W. Rowse in the possession of Charles Eliot Norton, Esq. ; S.A. Schoff.” Engraving. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself


“Believe in your infinite potential.
Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Jouw enige beperkingen zijn diegene die je op jezelf hebt gesteld

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If he would have become a soldier or a monk


“When I was a child my mother said to me,
‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general.
If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’
Instead I became a painter
and wound up as Picasso.”
Pablo Picasso


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Indien hij een soldaat of monnik werd

Pablo Picasso 1962

Pablo Picasso 1962 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Those who don’t know that failure is inevitable


“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”
Coco Chanel, Believing in Ourselves: The Wisdom of Women


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Zij die niet weten dat mislukking onvermijdelijk is

English: Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, Duke o...

English: Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster and Coco Chanel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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