When you read about prayer in the Bible, you never see it described as something wimpy or fragile. It’s always described as a strong, powerful practice. For example…
– “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16
– “I know this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers…” Phil 1:19
– “…laboring earnestly for you in his prayers…” Col. 4:12
– “She never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers.” Luke 2:37
– “pray without ceasing.” 1 Thess 5:17
As you can see from the Scriptures, prayer is laborious, intense, powerful, and tough. Does this describe your prayer life? Let me challenge you to pray the following ways.
1. Pray Big – I serve a BIG GOD! He has no limits and knows no bounds. The size of my prayers says a lot about the size of my God. Start praying to God for things that only He can do.
2. Pray Bold – It is a privilege to be able to pray. However, we should not seek God timidly or nervously. He loves you and has your best interest at heart. Go to Him with boldness.
3. Pray Believing – What’s the point in praying, if you don’t really believe God will answer? Even Jesus said, “And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” Matt. 21:22
It’s time to let go of the wimpy, weak prayers. It’s time to start praying with intensity, fervency, and passion; knowing that our prayers are powerful and effective.