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I pray for myself too much . . . maybe you do too

November 5, 2012

If every prayer you prayed last week had been answered, would anyone other than you be better off?

If you’re like me, the subject of your prayer is usually you. The theme of your prayer is usually safety. (Although we use terms like “hedge of protection”, “go before us”, and “have your hand on us”.)

There’s nothing wrong with this.

Yet there seems to be a discrepancy between the size of our God and the size of our prayers. We know God can move mountains but we ask him to help us push around a grain of sand. Do your prayers tap into the power of God?

What’s the boldest prayer you’ve prayed in 2012?

“Now unto him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” Eph. 3:20

The 1st century Christians prayed differently. Read one of their amazing prayers in Acts 4:24-31. Considering their lives were in peril, this prayer was extremely bold.

21st century prayers focus on “me” and “safety”. 1st century prayers focused on “others” and “boldness”.

If the prayers you pray today are answered, make sure someone other than you will be better off. Oh yeah, and be bold!

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