Pray with boldness!

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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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10 Responses to Pray with boldness!

  1. Pete says:

    “There is nothing on this earth that concerns the devil more than a believer in prayer”. So true! I don’t pray enough, I’ll admit it. But when I do go the Lord of all creation, the devil hates it. Love this post, Don.

  2. Great post and very timely for me. Thank you for sharing!

  3. photojaq says:

    I really want to pray with boldness, but recently have found myself stymied. I get caught up in that circle of remembering GOD IS SOVEREIGN over everything, and “making my request known.” How can I get out of this prayer block that keeps me from asking for anything, weakly or boldly, in general or in detail, when I believe that God’s will has been established from before Creation, and He doesn’t change His mind?

    • Don Merritt says:

      That does make for an interesting little quandry doesn’t it? Here are two thoughts that come to mind: First, ask God to show you what to pray for. Second, ask God to reveal to you whether or not that presupposition is true or not. You might be surprised at the result 🙂

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