I once heard a preacher erroneously teach Hebrews Chapter 4 verse 16…
Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV)
16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
He said in essence that we are to approach God ‘boldly’, even saying, “Do it right now Lord!”
As you already know, it simply means we have direct access to God (Yah), through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Yeshua).
It does NOT give us permission to tell God what to do.
Even though we don’t have to always be on our knees when we pray YOU’RE ALWAYS IN POSITION TO PRAY/ 9 PROPER POSTURES (REBOOT)…, We do always have approach God with a humble spirit.
Look at how Jesus Himself fell on His face in the garden…
Matthew 26:39 (NKJV)
39 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”
So, please be careful! It’s easy to allow the passion of our desires, our confidence in Him, the urgency of our need, and especially during worship to allow ‘the intensity of the moment and worship experience or the charisma of the ‘leader’ to turn our prayer into a bold demand on God to meet our expectations when and how we’re ready.
Even in the lamenting Psalms such as Numbers 3,4,5,7,12 13, 14, 17, 22, 25, 44, 126, or 129 ( there are many others, I suggest you do a study of them if you haven’t already) God is teaching us through how to lament, and express our ‘disappointment’ in and ‘impatience’ with God in reverence and respect.
Prayer is a beautiful privilege of being a child of God, but we must remember that that’s just what it is…a privilege.
Let us not give those with authority over us in our lives more respect than we give God.