7/26 Psalm 65:4

4 Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!

If you are in Christ, then this verse is speaking to you. You are the blessed one God has chosen to bring near to Himself. If you pray without ceasing, then you continually dwell in His courts. That means the courts of God's temple in the heavenly realm. You have the privilege that only the High Priest had under the old covenant. You can go right into the Most Holy place and speak with God Almighty.

When you enter into times of prayer, it may help to see this in your mind. Around the mercy seat of God, which is His throne, are the four seraphim flying about singing God's praise (Isaiah 6:2-3). Then there are the 24 elders surrounding the throne (Revelation 5:8). Beyond that are countless angels and saints that have gone before us (Revelation 5:11-13) who are all worshiping the holiness of God. You are there among them to bring your requests to God and to hear what He would say to you, a blessed one chosen to draw near. In spite of this great throng, the manifest presence of God over the throne is able to hear you individually and to address you alone.

Everything of earth brings such a limited satisfaction, but here there is satisfaction that fills the heart to overflowing. Here before the throne the deepest longings are met completely. The goodness of God is beyond our ability to fully comprehend. The holiness of God is more beautiful than anything in all His creation. It captivates and enthralls our soul. And as we behold Him, we are being changed from one degree of glory to another by the Spirit of the One we adore (2 Corinthians 3:18).

Consider: Do you realize the blessedness of prayer?