Winter 2022 magazine

Daily Devotional: Friday, September 30 - Bold Prayers

“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.” — Psalm 62:8

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Most athletes, if not all, are used to their routines and make a habit of doing the same things in training and practice to improve. Sometimes they get stuck in a rut and their performance on the field or court starts to fade. We hear it all the time, along with speculation for why an athlete’s performances are declining. 

Often times in our prayer life, the same thing can happen. We get in the habit of praying the same old prayer and thanking God for another day and another meal. We aren’t truly coming to the Lord boldly and confidently. We aren’t pouring our hearts out to Him and trusting in Him at all times. 

The Lord wants to know our hearts and He wants us to come boldly before Him. He wants us to pour out our requests to Him. But if we’re not careful, we can get stuck in a rut. We need to remember that God calls us to live with a dangerous faith. We can’t settle for simply asking God to bless our food or be with us today. We are told in the Bible to come boldly to the throne of our gracious God (Hebrews 4:16). We can come to Him with confidence, assurance and boldness. And when we do, we receive His mercy and find grace. 

Our prayers matter and our prayers have the power to move God. We just have to pour our hearts out to Him and have the confidence that He will answer our prayers.

— Madison Thacker 

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