Throughout our new series “The Final Word: Knowing Christ through Hebrews,” I am writing prayers related to the text on which we are preaching each week. This prayer is drawn from Hebrews 4:14-5:10. The complete list of prayers inspired by Hebrews is included at the bottom of this post. You can also view my message, “Jesus the High Priest,” from this passage here.
Father, we know that we were made for You,
that our souls will only find true peace and joy
when we are in reconciled relationship with You
both for now and for eternity.
We confess, O God, that we are lost without You.
Our minds are confused with various messages,
Our hearts are stirred by diverse desires,
and our very being is trapped in cycles of sin and brokenness.
Jesus, only Son of the Father,
You alone are our Great High Priest,
who makes a way for us to boldly approach
God’s throne of grace for the help we need.
Holy Spirit, we invite You to set us ablaze again
with the Pentecost fire of Your indwelling presence
that we might once again burn for Your glory
as a shining light in this world.
All this we pray in Your name, Triune God—
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—
the One we need more than anything or anyone else
and also the One who provides for our greatest need.
Prayers from Hebrews: