Praying Bold Prayers

Praying Bold Prayers

Do you approach the Lord with bold prayers? I am not talking about asking for protection over your ride to work. Although there is nothing wrong with those type of requests, what about approaching God with the impossible? You know, those things that seem out of your comfort zone to ask?

Do you know what the word bold means? It’s going “beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action.” It’s “not hesitating and necessitating courage.” When you think about the prayers you pray, do they necessitate courage? Do they go beyond the normal prayers?

In Acts 4:23-31, Peter and John raised their voices in prayer. Verse 29-31 says, ” ‘Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.’ After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.”

Peter and John prayed with “great boldness” or as the message translation says, they prayed with “fearless confidence.” And what happens at the end of this passage because of their bold prayers? The place shook and they were filled with the Holy Spirit.

Do you realize that what you pray for reflects what you believe about God. Think about it. How great do you think our God is? If you agree with all the character attributes of God – that he is healer and provider, Alpha and Omega and sovereign over all, then are your prayers lining up with those truths too?

Reflect on your prayer life. Do you pray big prayers, believing God will answer them? Or, just small ones that indicate a lack of faith in his almighty and miraculous power? Go beyond praying for little things and instead pray for the big things. Pray for miracles to happen. Expect that as you pray bold prayers the ground underneath you will start shaking!

Praying Bold Prayers

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  • Kristy
    Posted at 06:55h, 09 September Reply

    I’ve been mulling over the same thoughts about prayer. Sometimes I almost feel silly for asking what I am asking because I get excited at the thought of ” what if He actually does it?!” I know He can…it’s a matter of trusting that if it’s His will fir us, then it shall come to pass.

  • Nicole
    Posted at 07:14h, 09 September Reply

    I love this, Caroline! So good. Thanks for inspiring me to pray bold prayers. =)

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 09:26h, 09 September Reply

    I know some people that pray the bigget boldest prayers… & have seen God answer them. It reminds me to not be afraid to go to Him with ANYTHING.

  • Amber
    Posted at 10:18h, 09 September Reply

    I love your blog. It has encouraged me so many times!

  • Jaclyn
    Posted at 11:50h, 09 September Reply

    Girl, right on! I’ve heard that the word “boldness” in this chapter is straight from God. And it makes sense the more I read about it over the past few months. Thanks for the challenge!!! Reminds me of the parable about the Pool of Bathesda. This season demands ACTION!! I’m on it…;-)

  • Chelsea
    Posted at 20:48h, 09 September Reply

    Our pastor JUST did an entire sermon the other week about praying bold prayers! We need to trust God that he listens to even our biggest prayers!!!

  • Annette
    Posted at 22:50h, 09 September Reply

    Love this. It is true, believe you are heard at all times and that God will deliver more than you can imagine if you faithfully follow his will for your life. Can’t wait to see your prayers unfold!

  • Ave Perry
    Posted at 18:24h, 11 September Reply

    Thank you for this reminder!! I had stopped praying boldly because maybe I had lost hope or felt like I shouldn’t. I can’t wait to pray and be BOLD.

  • Britt Hanson
    Posted at 20:53h, 14 September Reply

    YES YES YES. I’m currently reading Fervent and it is amazing and covers this same topic. You should read it if you haven’t already 🙂

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 08:19h, 15 September Reply

    A year and a half ago, I prayed a bold prayer about having teenage girls living with us that come from some of the worst situations. Voila! God made it come true and we have a few of them in our home 🙂 I remember thinking I was crazy for praying it, but it’s what He wanted!

  • Rhonda
    Posted at 12:55h, 26 October Reply

    Love this and I really needed this. Thank you.

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