The pastor, John Calvin once wrote, “God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us—as, indeed, without this mercy, there would be no freedom to pray.”
That’s very true. The freedom to pray, even in our fallen state, is truly an amazing gift. There is no such thing as a “bad time” to pray. The lines are always open, and the communication is never blocked. You never get a busy signal or a message from God saying, “I’m not at my desk right now, but if you leave a message, I’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible.” He doesn’t have a secretary to run interference, nor does He take breaks or vacation. God is open every day, all day, and you can contact Him regardless of your circumstances.
His mercy and graciousness have allowed us uncomplicated and unqualified communication with Him. The best and worst of us are encouraged to pray and because of this, even the most fallen can seek and find God.
FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD IS A MERCIFUL GOD; HE WILL NOT ABANDON OR DESTROY YOU OR FORGET THE COVENANT WITH YOUR ANCESTORS, WHICH HE CONFIRMED TO THEM BY OATH.