Hebrews 11:19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Sometimes I think we take our ability to approach and pray to the Almighty Creator of the Universe too lightly. It was bought at a great price. And it is no joke that our hearts and bodies have been washed with pure water and that we are invited to draw near without fear of being incincerated.
That perspective tends to keep my prayers less whiny and trivial and more God- and eternity-focused.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Amen.