Dare to Pray

January 2, 2017

Mary’s mother was quite ill. She had just had a major surgery and was now recovering quietly in her shared room. Her roommate left, and was replaced by a new one. Much to Mary and her family’s discomfort, that new roommate was quite loud, and rude.

The whole family tried to close their eyes on the situation, even asking for a room change which was denied. That was until Mary’s mother, after being startled and awaken so many times looked at Mary straight in her eyes, with tears rolling down her face, “I’m so tired, I just want to rest.”

A roller coaster of emotions went through Mary. She walked out of the room as determined as can be. She would get her mom another room, and a private one so she could rest and get better. That is exactly what happened.

Sometimes, desperate measures call for audacity. Mary found a new audacity in her mother’s illness. Do you sometimes feel so strongly about a situation that you take matters into your own hands and make sure to make things move?

Are You Audacious?

Has it ever been the case when it comes to prayer? Have you ever been desperate enough to get audacious with prayer? If not, I’d like to challenge you to it. Your very situation may call for it. If not, you know someone who’s situation calls for it.

This week, will you dare with me to set aside a few minutes of prayer every day? May it be in a closet, a bathroom, your car (please stay safe), etc. May it be at home, or at work. Don’t be afraid of what others think during those five minutes. No need to be in their face on purpose, but it’s also okay if they don’t understand.

We know that God is ultimately in control, but that doesn’t mean that we cannot participate actively in what He is doing, and that begins with prayer. Dare to ask Him all you need. Audaciously have faith. Be brave and declare His promises. Dare to let God’s Spirit pray through you.

“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” (Romans 8:26)

This week dare to audaciously pray.

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