I was reading about prayer last night and how we should have the confidence to ask big. Some of the examples in the prayers were so big I realised perhaps I have been a bit limited in my prayers and ask of God. It also illustrated how we can always pray into other aspects of a situation so we can enlarge our prayer life in any given situation by looking not just at physical needs but emotional and spiritual needs as well as ways to spread God’s great news and grow his Kingdom.
Genesis 18:14 – Is anything too hard for the Lord?
Ephesians 6:12 – For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Ephesians 3:20 – Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us
Isaiah 55: 8-9 – For my thoughts are not your thoughts neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
PRAY AS JESUS PRAYED
Pray as Jesus prayed, pray as if your life depended on it, pray with your eyes on Jesus, establish your thoughts in a higher realm, on earth as in heaven, God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts, think as God thinks, God’s ways are higher than our ways, act as Jesus did, ask and it shall be given, ask big, ask for salvation for every nation, is anything too hard for the Lord? Our imaginations are too small, our big asks are minor tasks for the Lord who can and will do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, close your eyes and imagine a perfect world, no terrorism, no suicide bombings, no illness or disease, people living together in ease, unreachable tribes subscribing to God’s love, think with a perspective far above that of our earthly minds, don’t be blinded by the powers of darkness for we live in the light, our God is the light of the world and all that is right and noble and pure is there waiting behind his door, ask God today, pray outside of your realm of experience, pray big, pray to see a difference, pray powerful prayers, prayers that scare you, pray God centred prayers to the God who has saved you.