How do you pray?
If I am honest, I am not very bold in my prayers…I didn’t realize that until this week in church. I mean, yes, I ask for bold things, I recognize when God has moved boldly in my life. I, honestly, feel like I am praying bold prayers… but then in church, the prayer that our guest speaker spoke… well, it was a bold prayer, and to say it has been haunting me is an understatement.
I mean, when you hear words of a prayer echoing over and over in your head… I am saddened to think that I always thought I was praying bold prayers and at the same time, inspired to pray more boldly.
Now, you might be wondering what was so haunting to me, what was so inspiring to me, what was so bold…
She prayed like this…
“I pray that you be filled with a righteous anger over the injustice of the world, I pray that you be filled with a chaos that causes you to step out and do bold things for Christ, to embrace the creative soul He made you to be. I pray that you are blessed with an uncomfortableness in your surroundings and the blessings He has given you, so much so that you share your abundance, your blessings with others.”
Yeah, you get the point… they were bold prayers, prayers that I had never thought to pray before, prayers that mean I am asking for God to move in me…prayers that are outside of my comfort zone… I mean, seriously, bless me with a discontent for the things I have so that I share my ‘things’ with others… bless me with a righteous anger… who prays for discontent and righteous anger? Someone who is praying bold prayers, that’s who! Someone who truly wants to feel God moving in their life, that’s who! And, I want to be that someone… most days, I think… just being honest!