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The Friend We Have in Jesus-4

Using the final verse of the classic hymn, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” as we pray.

Blessed Savior; Thou hast promised
Thou wilt all our burdens bear;
May we ever, Lord be bringing
All to Thee in earnest prayer.

Soon in glory bright, unclouded,
There will be no need for prayer-
Rapture, praise, and endless worship
Will be our sweet portion there.

 This final verse points toward a couple of the Lord’s attributes; a promise-keeper and burden-bearer.  As mentioned in a previous verse, He is always-faithful.  So we know He is faithful and true regarding these attributes, too!

The look forward to the future mentions a day is coming when there will be no need for prayer (no need for petition, request-based, or confessional prayer).  There’s coming a day when our prayers will only be thanksgiving and worship-based as the influence of sin in ourselves and others will be removed completely as we’re perfected when He calls us home to Heaven.

We will do well to practice and model worship-based prayer now- so that we become familiar with worshiping God in prayer.  Also, as we worship God in prayer (praise Him for His many attributes and all He’s done in and around us), others will pick up the skill of worshiping God in prayer.

Here’s one way to begin doing so:

Sample Prayer:  Blessed Savior, I am richly blessed because You are a perfect promise-keeper and burden-bearer!  Thank you for your faithfulness and constant availability in prayer.  I worship you and desire to constantly worship You in prayer throughout my days and nights.  Teach me to seek Your face in worship-based prayer, in addition to seeking your hand in thanksgiving and petition-based prayer.  Thank you for being my portion and the One I pray to.  You are my all-in-all.  I worship You.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.