When John F. Kennedy was the president of the United States, Time Magazine published a picture of him, sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office reviewing important papers. Peeking out from underneath the desk was his son, John Jr. No one shooed the boy away. No one appeared to think it odd. John Jr. belonged there, in the presence of his father; the commander and chief of a powerful nation.
As children of God, we have even greater access to an even GREATER ruler: the All Mighty God! Creator of the Universe! Magnificent! Powerful! Far reaching! All knowing! He welcomes us to enter in and share with Him all that is on our hearts, all the requests we wish Him to hear, all the intercessory prayers for the suffering and lost. There is nothing to small for Him to care for or too great for Him to conquer. Yet, we neglect regular and intentional communion with Him. We take this precious access lightly and too often for granted. We mistake prayer as offering the bare minimum to the suffering when we commit to interceding as if it were less valuable than anything we could offer tangibly.
It was His plan, His desire since the moment of creation to have intimate fellowship with us. May we remember today, and every day thereafter, our divine access procured by the precious blood of Jesus. Our heavenly Father is waiting to hear our prayers. He welcomes us to enter into His presence. He is pleased when we worship, pray and intercede for His people. Run, therefore, into His throne room today and sit in His presence. Offer up your requests with thanksgiving and praise. Then watch and see what He will do…
1 John 5:14–15 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.