21 days of prayer
What BIG Prayer are you Praying? Chris Lotz, Executive Pastor
On the day the LORD gave the Israelites victory over the Amorites, Joshua prayed to the LORD in front of all the people of Israel. He said,“Let the sun stand still over Gibeon,and the moon over the valley of Aijalon.” So the sun stood still and the moon stayed in place until the nation of Israel had defeated its enemies .
I wonder how many times we miss out on miraculous things in our lives because we are hesitant to pray BIG prayers to God. You know, the mountain-moving, the miracle-working, the once-in-a-lifetime kind of prayers; The kind of prayers that you only read about in the Bible. I am talking about prayers like Joshua prayed....
Joshua prayed to the LORD in front of all the people of Israel. He said,“Let the sun stand still
Think about that. Joshua actually prayed for the sun to stand still! That is a BIG...enormous... crazy prayer. What is even more amazing than the prayer that Joshua prayed is that God actually did it!!! I think we get so comfortable praying small prayers that we sometimes think God won’t or can’t respond to the big ones. I just want to remind you that He is God of all things, BIG or small. So be brave; pray a big prayer:
o Pray to be debt free
o Pray for your lost love ones
o Pray for the healing that doctors have said would not happen
o Pray that hungry people would be fed
o Pray that all orphans would be adopted
o Pray that presence of God would be so great that every church in our city would be filled
Pray your BIG prayer and just see what God will do!
Prayer: Dear God I pray right now for (insert your big, crazy, unbelievable request here) ! Even now, in this moment, it seems impossible. I have no idea how it can even happen. However, I know that there is nothing that is beyond You. So I give this request to You and trust You are going to take care of it in Your time! Amen.