Courage to Pray
This devotional was written by Jim Burns
Examine me, 0 God, and know my mind; test me, discover my thoughts. Find out if there is any evil in me, and guide me in the everlasting way. — Psalm 139: 23-24
Have you ever prayed a life-changing prayer? It is one of those moments when you say, "Lord, I'm willing to go anywhere and do anything for you." Maybe it was a time when you were wrestling with an issue you knew was wrong, but only after some struggle could you release it to God.
At age sixteen I made a commitment to follow Jesus and asked him into my heart. Until that time my life had centered around athletics, especially baseball. After becoming a Christian I sensed God wanted me to go into the ministry. My struggle was between a baseball career and doing what I sensed God was leading me to do (a call on my life to full-time ministry). Finally one day while sitting on the sand looking out over the
Are you willing to pray a life-changing prayer? When you do pray that prayer, be assured that God has his best in mind for you. Here's a promise from his word:
"Seek your happiness in the LORD, and he will give you your heart's desire". Psalm 37:4
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1. Have you ever prayed a life-changing prayer? What was the answer?
2. Read Psalm 139:23-24 again. Write out several issues God is impressing upon you. Do you have the courage to pray a life-changing prayer for these issues?
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