The Throne of Grace
by Mary Beth Singleterry
There is a beautiful hymn sung in our church from time to time, Hymn No. 341, and the first verse of it reads:
They who seek the throne of grace,
Find that throne in every place:
If we live a life of prayer,
God is present everywhere.
It is truly an awesome thought to realize, as children of God, we all can have access to His throne of grace at any given moment of the night or day. We can come before the Almighty God in deep and earnest prayer. We can actually talk with Him. We can feel His presence and hear His loving voice, giving us words of comfort, guidance, and encouragement. Whatever our problem may be, no matter how great or small, we can find a direct path to our Father through the mighty power of prayer.
In Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy includes a wonderful chapter on prayer. In it she states, “To enter into the heart of prayer, the door of the erring senses must be closed. Lips must be mute and materialism silent, that man may have audience with Spirit, the divine Principle, Love, which destroys all error.”
Never think, dear friend, that you can be without any needful thing. Your dear Father is an ever-present help. You can have “audience with Spirit.” You can come to that throne of grace and find all that you could possibly need to bring healing, joy, and comfort to all areas of your life.
One beautiful definition of “grace” is “the Spirit or influence of God operating in man to strengthen and to regenerate (implant holy affections in the heart).” (Webster) It is so good to know that God’s grace is always operating within us to strengthen and to bring about all good. As we read in Hebrews, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”