When Martin Luther’s co-worker became ill, the reformer prayed boldly for healing. “I besought the Almighty with great vigor,” he wrote.
As John Wesley was crossing the Atlantic Ocean, contrary winds came up. And when he learned the winds were knocking the ship off course, he responded in prayer. “Almighty and everlasting God…command these winds and these waves that they obey thee, and take us speedily and safely to the haven whither we would go.”
Boldness in prayer is an uncomfortable thought for many. Storming the heavens with prayers? God has invited us to pray as such! Scripture says, “So let us come boldly to the very throne of God and stay there to receive his mercy and to find grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). Dare to pray boldly!