7 Reasons to Pray Bold Prayers

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Not everyone can pray boldly before God. Some are plagued by doubt, fear, and are afraid to ask because there’s a lack of confidence that God will answer as they desire. Yet as believers, we are compelled by the Holy Scriptures to boldly seek God’s hand of deliverance in our lives.

When we learn to pray courageously with wisdom, our faith is stretched and we can’t help but to press on with greater requests to God. He wants us to pray with boldness and confidence. Why should believers pray in this manner?

Be ready the next time you are called on to pray with boldness that your God is able to do above and beyond what you ask of Him!

Be ready the next time you are called on to pray with boldness that your God is able to do above and beyond what you ask of Him!

#1)  We can pray boldly because God hears our prayers.

“But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me” (Micah 7:7).

Have you ever felt the incredible relief when someone finally hears you out? It’s a tremendous sense of affirmation. The Lord hears every single one of our prayers from the least to the greatest. He’s never distracted or too busy for those who put their trust in Him. We must stand in confidence even when we feel alone because God hears every word. Believers have the awesome privilege of having the ear of God at all times.

#2)   We can pray boldly because our prayers make a difference.

“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” (James 5:16).

Not all medications are created equal. When we are sick and in pain—we know what works and what doesn’t based on our relief and healing. Prayer is the most effective way believers can make a difference in their families, marriages, church, work, and neighborhood. It makes a difference when we pray and witness the divine intervention of God in our life issues. Our prayers and intercessions spring out of a strong faith in God to powerfully display His goodness.

#3)  We can pray boldly because we are made righteous through Christ.   

“The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous” (Proverbs 15:29).

We have no righteousness of our own to boldly stand before God in prayer. Our righteousness comes from the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. When we put our trust in the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus—we are made righteous in God. Because of Jesus we can pray without being hindered by sin. His righteousness clears the prayer path directly to the Father in heaven. We are emboldened to pray for the impossible through Jesus Christ.

#4)  We can pray boldly because our requests are in line with God’s will.

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him” (1 John 5:14-15).

As we read and study thoroughly the Word of God, we become intimately engaged with what is His will. Our prayers will supernaturally become aligned with the teachings of scriptures. We find ourselves longing for God’s best in our lives even if we don’t receive what we originally requested. A greater dimension of faith awaits those who boldly pray God’s will without regard to their own personal interests.

Related reading: How To Find God’s Will In Your Life

#5)  We can pray boldly because we obey the scriptures.

“May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts” (Psalm 119:173).

It’s possible to have knowledge of God’s word and never really live according to it. Yet those who live out the truth of God’s word have the greater experiences of answered prayers. A bold demeanor overtakes those who have the confidence of being a doer of the scriptures and not a hearer only. The Father blesses His obedient children with confidence in asking for the impossible.

#6)  We can pray boldly because we are commanded to do so.

“Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people” (Ephesians 6:18).

When an unexpected crisis hits, many people attempt to spring into action without prayering. However, for believers their first response is to immediately respond with bold prayers to God. We are commanded to stand guard and be alert in intercessory prayers for His people. When we don’t know how to pray in a situation, we can ask the Holy Spirit for discernment.

#7) We can pray boldly because we know He is able to do beyond what we request.

 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21).

Those who live without God have limitations of what they can do or ask of others. In contrast, we know as believers that our God can do the impossible! Our faith is emboldened because we know how much God loves us and wants the best for everyone involved. Prayers take a higher dimension of expectation when we boldly pray knowing our God will do greater than what we ask.

Related reading: With God All Things Are Possible

Be bold!

It’s our spiritual birthright to pray with confidence in our heavenly Father’s ability to intervene in any situation. He wants us to pray with boldness and courage—not because we have it all together, but rather that He holds it all together with us in mind.

Be ready the next time you are called on to pray with boldness that your God is able to do above and beyond what you ask of Him!

Related reading: 10 Awesome Bible Verses About The Power of Prayer

Resources – New International Version Bible, The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblca, Inc.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide, Holy Bible, King James Version

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Akshata .Rathod February 15, 2016 at 8:19 am

Syllabus college days on of my classmate Ravindra proposed me and I too accepted but now he rejected to marry me but I want to marry with him only please pray that God can change his heart and fill his heart a much of love for me bcz God only able to change a man’s heart so please

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william byfleet February 2, 2017 at 11:20 pm

Lets pray for the release of all christians imprisoned in the Sudan. VOM New Zealand is petitioning for the release of christian aid worker Petr Jasek imprisoned in Jan 2017 but we should also pray for the release of all his co workers and all christians in Sudan. If of course it’s gods we will succeed.

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Crystal M March 8, 2017 at 10:56 am

Verse on #6 id Ephesians 6:18, not 6:10. 😉

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Jack Wellman March 8, 2017 at 11:29 am

Thank you Crystal. We have corrected it. Nice catch.

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justicestart August 30, 2018 at 5:57 am

please stop using corrupt scripture. James 5:16 alone proves you should only use the KJV. Do your homework to find out which one is the true Word of God. The Word says He will provide us His perfect and divine Word, they can’t all be divine. There’s only one real Word of God. Figure out which one.

hint: AKJV, NEVER NKJV

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Jack Wellman August 30, 2018 at 8:32 am

Hello friend. You must realize that the ESV or NASB and others like it are no corrupt. The KJV has mistranslated servant in the New Testament when it should be “slave” and the hundreds of words in italics in the KJV are not in the original, so you are wrong. The ESV and NASB are more accurate, as are many others, but the KJV is still good, but not as good as the most recent versions which have more updates from newer manuscripts. For example, in the KJV, there are over 8000 alternate English renderings from Greek and Hebrew manuscripts that were identical. That’s not good. The first example (Judges 19:2) below shows a place where the meaning of the Hebrew is obscure. Was it “4 months” or “a year and four months”??? Quite a difference! But the structure of the Hebrew makes it difficult to for any translators to know for sure which it is. So they show the alternate reading, not knowing themselves for sure which is correct! Still think the KJV is the best? No one questions the Greek and Hebrew is inspired. But if the translators were also inspired by the Holy Spirit, in their work of translating the inspired Hebrew into English, they would have been guided by Divine inspiration the correct rendering, hence no need for any alternate readings in the margin. Remember, although we have only shown one example of this first type of marginal reading, there are over 8000 more we have not shown! Not so with the ESV and NASB. Please reconsider your statement as you are totally wrong.

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