Believers in Christ should approach prayer on the basis of unwavering assurance. We need not be in anxiety concerning the petitions offered up to God, but have boldness to claim the possession in prayer.
Hebrews 4:16, exhorts, ” Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need “. God has already given us every spiritual blessing in Christ; in prayer, we are simply making a claim on what God has said is ours.
Our standing, as children of the most high God, should give us confidence to enter into the throne room of God, knowing that He is ready to hear us. As I John 5:15 declares, ” And if we know that he hear us , whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have desired of him “.
Being made the righteousness of God in Christ gives us access to the throne; this access is as much our right as it is Jesus’ Himself. Therefore we exhibit a holy boldness to enter in, not with pleading, crying, and wringing of hands, but with the boldness of sons and daughters assuming our responsibilities by laying the needs of the world before the Father.
Whatever the need is, we are assured that “all things are ours in Christ”. Prayer then becomes the means for requisitioning the throne, and having boldness to obtain the receipt that empowers us to claim the possession which has been given to us.
L. Jerome Jones