Good morning DearHeart.
Bold prayer. I believe, bold prayer is biblical prayer. We’re tethered to the faithfulness of God who makes promises and keeps his promises. We get into trouble when we equate our bold prayers with our very specific expectations of what the outcome should look like. Our God is a God of surprises.
I’ve seen many people give up on prayer, utterly disappointed because God didn’t jump through their hoops or come through in the exact way they expected Him to. He’s not bound by our dictates. He’s God. But, He’s better than we know;
kinder than we can fathom;
and wiser than our minds can comprehend.
When we remember that He’s God and we’re not, and that He’s faithful to His Word, we can come boldly into His presence, assured of His glad welcome … “In Him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” Eph 3:12
And from that place, we can pray big prayers and dream big dreams because He’s a miracle working God … “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, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV
Deliver us into boldness for You, Father.
Deliver me into my passion,
Into my brilliance,
Into my intelligence,
Into my depth,
Into my nobility,
Into my beauty,
Into my power to heal.
Into Your wisdom.
Deliver me into You.