Praying Boldly


How often do we pray with boldness?  No, I mean with real boldness…?

Do we ask God for big things, as opposed to routine things?  Do we ask God to take the battle right to the enemy, or to win great victories for His church?

Are our prayers full of the request that His will be done and are they self-less?

For most of us, when we pray our prayers tend to center on what we want and they often don’t really go all that far, but those aren’t really the kinds of prayers you see in the Bible, for there, prayers tend to be directed towards God’s purposes and they seek great deeds.

Save me, O God, by your name;
    vindicate me by your might.
 Hear my prayer, O God;
    listen to the words of my mouth.

Psalm 54:1-2

Here are words of boldness, of purpose and words asking for great victories.  If you go on to read the verses that follow, you might at first think that requests are being made for selfish reasons when the speaker is asking for his enemies to be taken care of, but when we remember that the speaker is David and that his enemies are also God’s enemies and that they are in opposition to God’s purpose, it becomes clear that he is asking God to sustain him while advancing God’s purpose; and he isn’t meek and mild about the request; he is confident in his position.

We, too as Christians should be confident in our position with God when we pray, always remembering that God’s purpose is the central force that is important.

There is nothing on this earth that concerns the devil more than a believer in prayer, for it is at that time that the power of God is made manifest.  A believer at prayer, praying bold prayers for God’s will and purpose is like a catalyst that sets free the power of Victory in battle!

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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16 Responses to Praying Boldly

  1. Wally Fry says:

    Enjoyed that as usual Don. It will be my last for a few days. In a couple of hours getting on a ship headed for Key West and the Bahamas will be phone less. That may be a blessing lol

  2. Many people just pray for themselves and family. We need to reach out and pray for others ~ our neighbors, people in the newspaper, our government leaders, Muslims, atheists, etc ~ all by name. Then we’d really have something to pray about. Oh, and keep a separate prayer list of answers. How delightful and reassuring.

  3. I see a spirit of timidity in God’s people. many times myself included!

  4. vw1212 says:

    For sure…more of us need to step up to the plate and go for it. vw

  5. vw1212 says:

    Lovely flowers as usual. vw…

  6. po11ycheck says:

    Reblogged this on The Crusty Old Sailor Speaks and commented:
    What is the last thing you prayed for? Were you being bold? Were you being self-less? Did what you asked for glorify God?

  7. bcaudle77 says:

    I defintaly need to work on this type of praying. Great pic btw.

    side note, love flowers, my favorite is the California poppy and second is Birds of paradise =-)

  8. g says:

    Great post! Gonna be thinking about this for a while.

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