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Vital signs- Thursday, April 13th, 2023

Authentic Prayer

There’s nothing we can’t bring before the Lord in prayer. There’s nothing He can’t handle. Nothing! The reality is, He knows all of your cares and worries, all of your secrets and fears – so that should provide the courage to just share freely! Every thought, every action, and every emotion can be brought before Him with full assurance that we will be met with grace, goodness, and love.

All throughout the Psalms, King David models this freedom for us through a full range of emotions. There are times when talking with God that he is extremely angry at his enemies, in deep distress, full of sorrow, repentant, filled with joy, overcome with praise, and everything in between. He knows and trusts the goodness and faithfulness of God so completely that he is completely confident in simply being authentic and vulnerable before the Father.

We have that same freedom. There is actually so much peace available from this position as his children: Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors [Matthew 6:11-12]. To stand in both of these postures and give full access of our hearts to God is the greatest gift of freedom. We can ask freely for our daily needs to be met, and we can confess freely with the fullest assurance of the goodness of God for our lives.

Is there anything holding you back from approaching God in prayer with complete freedom? Make today the day you talk to Him about it. Because of His nature, you can always know that He is safe and will always be for your good!

Read Psalm 86

“Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭11‬-‭12‬ ‭NASB1995‬‬

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