Instead of long, loud, and fancy, the prayers that move God are simple, authentic, and heartfelt. ...Safe, lukewarm prayers don't draw us closer to God or help us reveal His love to this world. Prayers are inherently dangerous" (p. 16-17)
It's time to stop praying safe.
It's time to start talking, really talking—and really listening—to God.
It's time for dangerous prayers. (p. 19)
If we get bored praying, then I wonder if we're really praying. (p. 26)
—Craig Groeschel in Dangerous Prayers: Because Following Jesus Was Never Meant to Be Safe
Our prayer guide for First Friday Fast 2020 September 4 is based on Psalm 139:23-24 "Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way."
Download the prayer guide and join with others across the state as we pray "dangerous prayers."
“Are you tired of boring, safe, sterile prayers? Are you stuck in a spiritual rut? Is your faith fat? Your passion low? Are you hungry for more? And ready to obey?
Then venture out into the deep waters of communication with God. Open your heart to healing from a divine God. Step into the beauty of God’s forgiveness and grace. Seek his unfailing, unconditional, and unquenchable love. And have the courage to pray this dangerous prayer. But don’t just pray it. Respond to what he shows you. Step through your greatest fear and into faith. Embrace your deepest need and let it drive you to depend on Christ.
Are you ready?
“Search me, Lord.” (Dangerous Prayers, p. 59)
Dangerous Prayers: Because Following Jesus Was Never Meant to Be Safe by Craig Groeshel (Zondervan, 2020)