Read Hebrews 4:14-16
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (v. 16).
These verses are truly encouraging us to pray. “Come boldly” simply means we do not necessarily have to be great orators, but we have freedom to express to God our feelings, needs, and confidence that He hears us. He has invited us to share with Him our need for forgiveness so that we can receive His mercy. We also can bring to Him every burden we bear, every trial we are enduring, every temptation that we face, and every need we encounter. He has grace sufficient for whatever life hands us.
Throughout my life, I have “come boldly” to God’s throne. I came boldly when a family member was diagnosed with cancer. I came boldly in one of the darkest times of my life when a pregnancy ended three weeks early in a stillbirth. I came boldly when there was not enough money to pay taxes. I have come boldly when my daughter had a very high fever. This list could keep going, but the simple truth is this: Every time I have come boldly to the throne of grace I have obtained mercy and found grace to help. Every prayer was answered, and every need has been supplied! (Marla Cook)

Every need supplied
Every need supplied
He gives healing, cleansing, sweet peace inside
Every need supplied.

Come boldly! After all, this is your Father you are talking to!

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