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Think big! Ask boldly!

In the Word

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).

Of the Word

“To boldly go where no man has gone before” were words that opened a popular sci-fi TV show, but they could explain a Christian’s prayer life as well! Think of Hannah who wanted a child so much she prayed fervently and hopefully. When God granted her prayer she knew it wasn’t that she had “won” a prize, but that she had been given a gift out of God’s gracious loving heart. (1 Samuel 1:27)

In his letters to the Colossians and Ephesians, Paul spoke of his unceasing prayers for the followers of Jesus. He was bold in his prayers to ask for God to give these new believers knowledge of His will and the strength of the Holy Spirit so they might lead a life worthy of the Lord. (Colossians 1:9–10 and Ephesians 3:16–19) When you pray, do so boldly knowing that … with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26b).

Walking with my Lord

Lord, I come before You today boldly claiming the promises You made through Your Son Jesus — promises to bless me and guide me in all my ways. When my faith is small and weak, fill me with Your Spirit so I may learn to live according to Your will. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Mustard Seed: Living in Prayer. Written by 2003–2005 LWML Christian Life Committee. 19/31 ©2005 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION, Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. All rights reserved worldwide.

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