Forty Days of Prayer – Day 2
My favorite Bible passage on prayer is this one from Luke just after Jesus taught a shorter version of the Lord’s Prayer.
“Then he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, `Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.’ “Then the one inside answers, `Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man’s boldness he will get up and give him as much as he needs. “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Luke 11:5-10)
Have you ever had to wake someone up in the middle of the night? We usually only do that for real big events. Otherwise the person being woken up would be angry. In this passage Jesus teaches us to be bold when we pray. Middle of the night bold! All too often we can have prayers
that are polite, safe, and are concerned with the trivial. Jesus wants us to be bold when we pray. He does not say that every prayer is answered with a yes, but that we are not bold enough when we pray, and that He wants us to be bold.
Lord, make my days life changing. Help me change the world for the better in all that I do. Help me impact others with your life changing Spirit. Lord, give me vision to see all things as they truly are. Help me see myself and others as Jesus sees us all today and forevermore. Amen.