Prayer: Entering God's Presence in Christ
The Word of God in Hebrews cited above, sets before us the spiritual reality of worship and prayer. In prayer we draw near to God and enter His holy presence by Jesus Christ. Both public worship, and prayer involve entering, though spiritually, the Holy of Holies. Christ's cross as the foundation and His eternal intercession for us make that prayer which is heard acceptable unto God. While there are many passages in the Word of God which speak of prayer it is perhaps well that the exalted reality of what prayer really is be set before us.
The scriptures set before us a doctrine also of prayer and its place in the Christian life and worship. The same Word of God warns us repeatedly agaisnt profane corruptions of prayer, heathen imitations, and irreverence. Prayer is a spiritual art, in which we need instruction and in which a believer grows.
To that doctrine belongs also all that for which we are instructed to pray and the many exhortations of the Word to constant prayer. This section is focused on this subject. There is much material to consider and much will be added as time permits.
General Principles on the Basis of Prayer
Family Prayer in the light of God's covenant