Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:14-16 NIV)
Christ is always at God’s right hand, interceding for us. He is always available to hear us when we pray. Jesus is like us because he experienced a full range of temptations throughout his life as a human being. He can sympathize with us. We can be encouraged knowing that Jesus faced temptation without giving in to sin. Prayer is our approach to God, and we are to come with confidence. Some Christians approach God meekly with heads hung low, afraid to ask him to meet their needs. Others pray flippantly, giving little thought to what they say. Come with reverence because he is your King. But also come with bold assurance because He is your friend and counselor.
****Can I tell you how perfect this lesson is for me right now, as I pray for the right people to be in line to help meet my needs, so I (we) may help my mom?? I got the message God, and I am praying BOLDLY and with assurance. (BTW, I am not coming up with this take home stuff on my own, I use a teaching bible. I love it!!!)