Bold Prayers Honor God
Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;
– Colossians 4:2 (NKJV)
The earth has circled the sun more than two thousand times since the day Honi (the legendary Hebrew Circle maker) drew his circle in the sand, but God is still looking for circle makers. And the timeless truth secreted within this ancient legend is as true now as it was then: bold prayers honor God and God honors bold prayers.
God isn’t offended by your biggest dreams or boldest prayers. He is offended by anything less.
If your prayers aren’t impossible to you, they are insulting to God. Why? Because they don’t require divine intervention. But ask God to part the Red Sea or make the sun stand still or float an iron ax-head, and God is moved to omnipotent action.
There is nothing God loves more than keeping promises, answering prayers, performing miracles, and fulfilling dreams. That is who He is. That is what He does. And the bigger the circle we draw, the better, because God gets more glory.
The greatest moments in life are the miraculous moments when human impotence and divine omnipotence intersect, and they intersect when we draw a circle around the impossible situations in our lives and invite God to intervene.
I promise you this: God is ready and waiting. So while I have no idea what circumstances you find yourself in, I’m confident that you are only one prayer away from a dream fulfilled, a promise kept or a miracle performed.
It’s absolutely imperative at the outset that you come to terms with this simple yet life-changing truth: God is for you.
If you don’t believe that, then you’ll pray small timid prayers. If you do believe it, then you’ll pray big audacious prayers. And one way or the other, your small timid prayers or big audacious prayers will change the trajectory of your life and turn you into two totally different people.
Prayers are prophecies. They are the best predictors of your spiritual future. Who you become is determined by how you pray. Ultimately, the transcript of your prayers becomes the script of your life.
(Adapted from Draw The Circle by Mark Batterson)
Almighty God, Bolster my prayer life! Make me persistent, bold, audacious and specific. May I depend on communion with you as much as I depend on the air that I breathe. Teach me a little more each day what it looks like to pray bold and earnest prayers.
I receive the restoration of financial prosperity, abundant wealth, innovative wisdom, creative genius and miraculous experiences for life and living. I walk in power, miracles, favor with God and Man. In Jesus Christ’s name, I ask