D.L. Moody once said, "God is not bothered by our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all."
Prayer should be like breathing for the Christian. No day can be boring when God is in it, and God is in all our seemingly insignificant moments in life. (see Psalm 37:23)
Prayer enables us to not simply be victims of this world, but to instead be victors. We can move heaven and earth with our prayers, because prayer moves the hand of God on our behalf. E.M. Bounds has said, “The gospel of Christ does not move by popular waves, it has no self-propagating power. It moves as the people who carry it move.”
The people who carry the gospel move through constant prayer and dependence on God.
Over the next few days, I want to share some of the most powerful lessons I've ever learned about prayer. Five prayers that I believe will super charge your prayer time.
First, let’s talk about “Mountain Moving” prayers.
Our prayers should not be limited to minuscule, unimportant matters. It's been said: "If God answered all your prayers this week, would it just change you, or would it change the world around you?"
Because our God is a big God, we should concern ourselves with the bigger picture. We serve a God who has said, "Listen! The LORD's arm is not too short to save, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call." (Isaiah 59:1)
Jesus taught saying, "I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it would move. Nothing would be impossible." (Matthew 17:20)
We serve a God who is able to do the impossible! What is impossible for us is possible with God. God does impossible things on a regular basis. When is the last time you prayed for something that seems impossible?
We should regularly pray prayers that are so audacious that only God could accomplish them.
Pause and pray:
Before we move on to day two, think of something impossible you need God to do in your life, or in the life of someone close to you, and begin to pray and ask God to do big things.