And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer: and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. (Isaiah 65:24)

Remember, the throne of grace is near at hand. You have not to travel far to reach it: no lengthy and painful journey; no wearisome and mortifying pilgrimage.

It is near at hand. Lying down or rising up- going out or coming in- in the streets or in the house- in public or in private- in the chamber or in the sanctuary, God is everywhere; and where He is, there is a prayer-hearing and a prayer-answering God.

In a moment, in the greatest emergency, you may lift up your heart to the Lord, and in a moment your cry shall be heard, and your request shall be granted. Remember, the throne of grace is everywhere.

On the land and on the sea- at home or abroad- in the publicity of business or in the privacy of retirement, “the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry.”

Wherever a believer goes, he bears about with him the intercession of the Spirit below, and he has the consolation of knowing that he has the intercession of Jesus above.

Octavius Winslow

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