Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Praying Bigger

For the past 6 weeks I have been doing an online Bible study (OBS) over the book "Greater" by Steven Furtick. I have become convinced that I don't pray big enough. I dare say many of us don't pray big enough. When I say this I don't mean we should pray for a bigger house or a nicer car or a bigger paycheck. I mean that we underestimate the power of God. I pray for God to work or to heal but sometimes I find myself praying it in a mundane sort of way and not living in the power that comes from serving a God who is big enough to do big things. So I'm starting to pray bigger. I'm praying for a miracle healing of a little girl with brain cancer...not just healing, not just that the medicine would work but that God would put his hand on her head and do something only He can do. I'm praying for our church and for our youth group. My prayer is that this year our youth basement would be FULL. Not just full. Full of students who are seeking God and growing in their relationship with Him. Praying that the students who are faithful now will be so on fire for God it would spread to whole school and once the students in the school are changed by the mighty power of God that their parents would see the change and come to know Christ too. I'm praying that as our basement fills up with teenagers our whole town will be changed. I believe God wants to do big things. I believe we limit Him by not asking.


  1. Thank you for sharing this. I love that you are praying bigger and trusting God more by doing just that. Praying with you.

    Jennifer Newsom
    OBS Group Leader

  2. Thanks for sharing. I too believe God wants me to pray bigger

  3. it's good to have other people to pray bigger with!

  4. Such awesome insight! I know I do not pray big enough. Steven Furtick has another book called Sun Stand still and I believe it is about praying bigger prayers. I have not read it yet but I am sure it is wonderful! Thank you again for sharing your thoughts!

    Love and blessings,
    Kristen (OBS group leader)

  5. Great prayer! Watch out! I hope you've got a big basement.