Do you believe in the importance of prayer, yet you often feel that your prayer life is missing something? You’re not alone. Many believers today admit that they’re not satisfied with their prayer life. Why? Well, the reasons vary, but here are a few reasons that people offer:
- I don’t know how to pray.
- I’m more of a doer than a pray-er.
- I get so busy, that I forget to pray.
- I’ve lost my passion for prayer.
- I don’t feel like God hears my prayers.
- I hate to say it, but I get bored with prayer.
Do any of these reasons sound familiar? What about that last reason? Do you get bored with prayer? Maybe it’s because you’re praying “safe” prayers, rather than “dangerous prayers.”
What are “safe” prayers? They’re the kind of prayers that sound like a laundry list of needs without any mention of what God is doing or wants to do in your life or in this world. They are prayers that sound rote and practiced, rather than fresh and passionate. They’re boring prayers, to us, and probably, to God too.
But what if we began to pray “dangerous prayers?” Prayers that cry out to God for an answer? Prayers that are God-sized and God-willed? Prayers that stretch us outside of our comfort zone? If we were to begin praying “dangerous prayers” together as a church, who knows what would happen!
Over the next 4-weeks, let’s join together in praying dangerous prayers, asking God to move in our lives, our church and in our world!