Tuesday, May 27, 2014


The Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. (Jn. 16:27) The Father loves us and allows us to come directly to him in prayer. Jesus said we do not ask him to pray for us, we pray to the Father. Certainly, if we do not pray to Jesus for him to pray to the Father for us, we do not pray to Jesus' mom, the disciples or other saints. What a privilege to be loved by the Creator as a father, to approach him and his throne of grace directly because of the work of Christ. What a shame to give it up by imposing intermediaries. And, what a profaning of God's name to imply he will not hear our prayers when his Word says he will.

Of course, if you never pray, you are stating that it is not a big deal. And it is a very big deal. Rejoice in your Father's love and approachability today. Celebrate it by praying.
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