If you’re bold enough to admit you need Jesus. Pray like it…
Father we repent of timid, carefully crafted prayers.
Your word says we have not because we ask not. And when we do, we’re not honest about our situation and why we’ve come. We don’t ask in faith confident of our positions as your sons and daughters nor your heart toward us.
There is no good thing you’ll withhold from those who walk uprightly.
And in Christ we’re as upright as it gets. Jesus suffered much to grant us unrestricted access to your throne because we come in His name, not our own. We’re sorry for dishonoring His perfect work on the cross by doubting the sincerity of your sacrifice.
Renew our minds with the truth.
And where pride keeps us dependent on our feeble strength and worldly systems, we ask You to reveal it. Show us where we’ve believed the lie there’s shame in needing your help.
We’ve always depended on You.
And for the things you’ve called us to like marriage, parenting, a life of integrity and more—we can’t do any of it without You. The same grace that saved us is the same grace we live by.
We refuse the enemy’s lie you’re stingy and hard-hearted. After giving us your best in your Son, there’s nothing lessor You would withhold from us.
Today we humble our flesh to come to You with a boldness of spirit.
We need help. We need wisdom. We need courage. We need direction. We need the Lord and we can’t afford to settle for less.
We praise You, Jesus, for unrestricted access to the throne of God!
It’s in your name Jesus that we come with boldness. Amen.
Prayer inspired by Hebrews 4:16.