Hebrews 10: 19-25
verses 19-22: Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
Can you imagine how surprised I was this morning to read these words and remember our conversation on Tuesday regarding prayer? I was trying to relate something I heard on a broadcast sermon from Allistair Begg. These verses put into words exactly why we end our prayers with, “in Jesus’ name.” It is Jesus and His sacrifice, and our faith in what He has done for us which ”tear the curtain”. We have a new and direct way to know God, to speak to Him, and to live in His presence with confidence.
Father God, I owe everything to you, and to the sacrifice of your Son. You have invited me into a special relationship, and I will not miss this opportunity. I am so thankful for your listening and active presence. In the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen