How do we approach God when we come to Him to pray. Do we have a wish list on our minds? Do we have a list of completed requests to say ‘thank-you’ for? Do we have a major problem that we want God to take care of? All of these are completely legitimate in their place, but how do we start? How do we commence the conversation?
The example of Revelation 4:8 is a great place to begin. This is a picture of heaven and demonstrates the worship of those already in the Presence! What a privilege for those creatures to worship night and day before the throne of God Almighty!
But the Bible tells us that having put our trust in Jesus Christ we can, on the basis of His shed blood, approach the throne of God with boldness! When we get there we can only begin with the words of those creatures who are already there:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”
This will get our hearts and minds straight before our Creator, this will put our own requests in perspective, but most importantly, this will give God the glory and honour that is His by right and that should rightly come from us, His people. So, let us pray…