Bold doesn’t mean loud or obnoxious. Some of the boldest people I know have a quiet resolve to them. But bold does mean powerful and full of faith. The early church in Acts 12:5 was “earnestly praying” for Peter who was incarcerated with an imminent sentence of death hanging over his head. And then suddenly he was miraculously delivered against all odds.
An earnestly praying individual or church is not afraid to pray bold prayers for what seems impossible. If you could solve it in your own power than what is the point of praying? Why waste your prayers on anything other than the impossible? You can’t move that mountain but God can. You can’t create favor from a difficult boss but God can. You can’t change the heart of your spouse but God can. You can’t part the Red Sea or shut the lion’s mouth but God can. It’s time to go bold with your prayers like the Acts 12:5 church.
Don’t confuse a bold prayer with a farcical prayer. Bold prayers place all trust and hope in the Lord Almighty and are rooted in the purposes of God’s heart. Farcical prayers are self-serving and rooted in human fantasy that exists far removed from God’s heart. There is nothing farce in a bold prayer, and there is nothing bold in a farcical prayer.
Over the next couple of weeks I want to be inspired to pray and instructed how to pray. I can’t imagine any more important way to begin 2018. It’s time to go bold. It’s time to place the impossible in the Hands of the One “who is above all things.” Join us at Celebration Church & Outreach Ministry on Saturday nights at 6pm and Thursday nights at 7pm. Join us for 21 Days of continual prayer from January 16th at 6am - February 6th at 6am. Join us in person or Fb LiveStream.
It’s Time To Go Bold.