Pray For Boldness

In the last post, we talked about not speaking up and out about what God has done in our lives. The world wants us to be quiet, but if God has done something great, let’s tell someone about it.

Peter and John left that meeting with the high priest and went back to their own company, the Bible says. I looked up that word “company” and two of its meanings are as follows: the fact or condition of being with another or others, especially in a way that provides friendship and enjoyment; a number of individuals gathered together, especially for a particular purpose. Your company tells a lot about you as an individual! The crowd you spend time with is who you are.

Peter and John went back to their own company, a group of believers whose main goal was to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ! After they heard what had happened, they had an on-the-spot prayer meeting!

“And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them. And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is: Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.” Acts 4:23-30

We as Christians should be more like this group in Acts. We need to learn to pray! They lifted up their voice to the Lord in one accord! As they prayed they asked for one thing and that was boldness to speak the Word!

When was the last time you asked for boldness to speak the Word? Have you ever asked for boldness? We need bold Christians! We need Christians who aren’t scared or deterred by the threats of the world! As this world gets worse and worse, we need to speak up and speak out about the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Ask for boldness every day! Ask for strength to be a witness!

Once they prayed, God answered!

“And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.” Acts 4:31

They asked for boldness to speak the Word of God, God gave them the boldness they needed to go out!

If you have seen and heard great things that God has done for you, don’t be afraid to tell someone! If you are afraid or shy or timid, ask God for boldness to speak His Word! If there is one prayer that God will answer besides the prayer of salvation, it is the prayer of boldness to speak His Word!

Pray for boldness everyday to share the Gospel of Christ!

Just Pray Some More

I talked about a few things that we should pray for the other day. I have continued to think about this subject and I have thought about a few more things to pray for everyday.

  • Promises – Promises you ask? Yes, pray for the promises that God has given us throughout His Word. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭ This is one of the promises I think about often. We need to pray for our land and follow these steps and than maybe we will have a chance to make it as a country. The Bible is full of promises that God has made, all we have to do is our part.
  • Peace – God will give us the peace that passeth all understanding. In the storm, the disciples needed that peace and that calming of the storm, Jesus gave that to them. Pray for peace in your life, pray that God will give you peace with the decisions you make in life. Stop worrying about everything, pray that God will give you peace.
  • Perseverance – This word means steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. We need perseverance in the Christian life. It isn’t always easy, it isn’t always smooth sailing but we just have to keep going forward. I think of Paul, where he just kept serving no matter what he went through. He had learned the characteristic of perseverance. We need more Christians, who stay strong during the hard times.

Below is a video that I put together. It covers the things that we should pray for. Let me know what you think about it!

Just Pray

Part of our daily walk with God is prayer. Prayer is how we talk to God while Bible reading is how He talks to us.

The Bible says “Pray without ceasing.” We can always be in an attitude of prayer. I think that you should have a prayer time where you kneel down before God and show reverence to Him, but that doesn’t and shouldn’t be the only way you pray. You can pray anywhere, at anytime.

Here are a few things that I was thinking about and praying for this morning.

  • Protection – I pray for safety everyday. We live in such a crazy and dangerous society. We never know what will happen. As I leave for work in the morning, I pray that God will protect me as I drive to and from work and while I am at work. I pray for the safety of my family while I’m away at work.
  • Patience – Patience is something I have a problem with everyday. I pray that God will give me patience at work, while I’m driving, at home and anywhere I go. I think that sometimes God leads me to the shortest line at Walmart and than allows the person in front of me to have 500 coupons and none of them work so they want to take everything off their transaction except for one thing and than they don’t know which card to use so they use 7 different cards before they find the right one… about a lesson in patience! But seriously, we can all use patience in our lives as we deal with other people.
  • Power – We need God’s power in our lives. Without His power we are nothing. With His power we can do great and mighty things! God wants to use us, but are we willing to be used. Pray for Power! Pray for Power! We need His power to face the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil! We need His power in our lives!
  • Provision – There is nothing wrong about asking God to supply your daily needs, in fact, I believe He wants to supply our daily needs. But always remember God helps those who help themselves.

There are so many things we can pray for, but no matter what you pray for, just pray!