Bold Prayers. I’ve been thinking about what is impossible in my life and in the lives of those I love. I know with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26), but I know this intellectually and theologically. What I know humanly and practically is life throws you curve balls and, in our humanity, we sometimes can’t see beyond the illness, the addiction, the brokenness, the loss of a job, kids running from God, and so forth.
Today, I’m asking God to help me see beyond my humanity. To see what could be when He gets involved. I’m not going to demand, but I’m going to boldly ask for some things that seem impossible to me right now. My mom’s blindness and arthritis. My dad’s health issues. The salvation of every one of my relatives who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus. My good friend Steve Stern’s complete healing. For our high schools to experience the life changing love of God that is not manipulated by outside forces, but birthed through people God has placed there who have an authentic relationship with God. The foster care system in Central Oregon would be strengthened and God would somehow use us to bring healing to broken families.
Every one of these requests are outside my ability to solve on my own. I can play a part, and I must play a part, but they rely on the strength that is in God’s hands. I want to walk in step with His will.
Jesus, as Westside Church prays bold prayers today, would you give us a spirit of faith that transcends our circumstances and sees with your eyes. Help us to pray with that awareness, with courage and an authority that can only come from being in You.