“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”. Hebrews 4:16.
One of the most interesting things I have discovered about prayer is that it is far more than trying to get God to pity my condition or plight. New covenant prayer is based on legal grounds. You have been invited to the throne room where the impossible is made possible. You have to walk in boldly and present your case like a lawyer before the judge of the universe. Until we remember that God is not moved by our tears but by His word, prayer will not cease to be an exercise in futility.
“I even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake: and I will not remember your sins. Put me in remembrance; let us contend together; state your case, that you may be acquitted”. Isaiah 43:25-26. This is the backbone of prayer. This is a challenge to every one of us. Put Him in remembrance of His words; put Him in remembrance of your redemptive right. Just like a lawyer always brings law and precedents before the judge, bring His word. Do not come before him tongue tied, come with boldness. Find a scripture that covers your case and bring it before Him in prayer.
Once you can find a scripture that covers your case, that settles it. It is as good as an answer. There can be no denial because God’s integrity is at stake. He said in Jeremiah 1:12 “I watch over my word to perform it”. This actually means that none of his word can go by default. In Daniel chapter 9. Daniel called God’s attention to His promise He made through Jeremiah. He presented his case legally. You can do the same. Understand that God has tied himself up with His word. He is under obligation to answer once you come to him on the basis of His word. “By so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant”. Hebrews 7:22. Jesus is the guarantor for every word from Matthew 1:1 to revelation 22:21. It cannot fail.