Written by: John Sernaque
When we come to God in prayer, we enter the presence of our almighty God. Our creator who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is. The One who spoke everything into existence. When entering into God’s presence, it is as if we are standing on Holy ground, and we should take our shoes off as did Moses. Well, when we come to God in prayer, we do enter unto Holy ground. I like to think that God does not come down to us and enter our presence, but that we go up to God and enter His presence. I picture entering the gates of heaven, walking to the Garden of Eden, walking on streets of gold, streets that have no names. Seeing a lion alongside the lamb. Running my fingers on one hand through the thick mane of the lion and with the other the soft wool of the lamb. Hearing the beautiful sound of harps and angels singing. Hearing God’s voice calling my name and answering him, here am I, here am I. Then Jesus taking me by my hand and leading me to show me something I have never ever seen here on earth or could have ever imagined existed. As I marvel at it all, everything that Jesus is telling me, everything that Jesus is showing me, He looks at my beaming face and says, see, I told you, it is all very good. When kneeling in prayer, kneeling on Holy ground, you may enter God’s presence, claim His promises, and let Him know how much you love Him. Let go and let God.
Our Father, our God Almighty,
We thank You for giving us this honor and privilege of being able to come into Your presence. To be able to come to the foot of Your throne, to let You know what is in our hearts, though You already know, it is our opportunity to draw closer to You that You may draw closer to us. We have come to You in prayer many times, reaching up to You, letting You know, here am I. We thank You for giving us Your breath of life and for giving us the Blessed Hope that we will see You in heaven. We understand that we must do our part, being obedient to Your Word, for the wages of sin are death, but Your gift, Your promise to us is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. We do not presume on Your Grace, but You have told us to expect great things from You. So, it is our prayer that You anoint us with Your Holy Spirit. Fill us, let Your Holy Spirit live and dwell within us, abide in us. Lead us on a path of righteousness, for Your names sake. Grant us Your strength, courage, wisdom, understanding, and discernment to do what is right, and favorable, and well pleasing in Your sight. Let us glorify Your name and let not our will, but let Thy will be done. We want to serve You. We love You and we are so, so sorry that we ever hurt You. There is no way we can ever re pay You for what You did for us. The ransom that You paid so that we can enjoy the splendor of heaven. To be amongst all Your angels, to be in Your presence. No more sorrow, no more pain, no more tears. Unlike our life here on earth, which has brought us sorrow, pain, and tears. Some of us are experiencing them right now. They may be spiritual, mental, or physical, or some worldly problem like financial, legal, relationship, work or school, many different trials that we face. We know that they are for our own good, to strengthen our character and prepare us for these last days. We still struggle and cannot endure them by our own strength. We pray that we can yoke up to You as You have told us Your yoke is easy. So, we lay all our burdens at the foot of Your throne and pray that You give us rest. Deliver us, oh Christ, that we may overcome as You also overcame and are set down with our Father at His throne. Let us be examples unto others, shine your light through us so that those walking in darkness may see Your light of truth. Let us be Your vessels, Your messengers to this dark world. Help us proclaim Your gospel, in so doing, winning souls for Your heavenly kingdom. I pray that we are saved and are worthy of having our names written in Your book of life. I lift up all our families as families and individually. May You continue to heal us spiritually, mentally, and physically. Restore us, revive us, keep us healthy, and make us whole. Allow us to remain in Your presence. Do not let go of us, as we will not let go of You. We thank You for hearing and answering our prayers. We repent and ask for the forgiveness of our sins. All these things we ask and pray, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.