A Prayer for Boldness
Fill me with your Holy Spirit, O Lord, and help me that I may keep untarnished the hope of the second advent of Jesus. Persecutions, afflictions, hardships and disappointments are the textbooks of your schoolroom by the side of your psalms of joy, peace, service and triumph.
With your commandments for my redemption you bound your blessings for my glory. Your forgiveness of my sins and your indwelling in me of your Holy Spirit have made me a member of your household.
Grant unto your servant boldness both in prayer and in speech; guide me that I may care to obey you above all the teachings of men, and that I may know out of my own experience that there is no other Name under heaven that is given among men whereby I must be saved but the blessed Name of Jesus, to whom be glory and dominion forever.
I come boldly, Father, because I have been given access to You through the blood of Jesus. I come with courage because I have been given all the promises of a gracious God.
Heavenly Father, I love You and thank You for all that You have done for me – thank You for dying for me and taking the punishment that I deserve. Father God, please help me.. for when I am on my own I want to tell the whole world about You, but when I am in company with other people, I just freeze up and get so tongue-tied and am so lost for words.
I feel I am letting You down by not saying anything about You, and remaining silent.. when I should be lifting up the Lord Jesus and telling everyone I meet, the message of salvation by grace through faith.
Give me courage I pray to open my mouth and speak the truth to whomsoever I may come into contact. Release my tongue and allow me to speak forth what is in my heart – to your praise and glory. Lord I know that without You I can do nothing, but I also believe that I can do all things through Christ Who gives me the strength and courage.
So use my life I pray, and give me the courage to be a good and faithful witness to Jesus, in word and in deed – to His praise and glory,
Heavenly Father, the struggles and difficulties of life seem to be swirling all around me, like a misty fog in the blackness of night.. and at times I just don’t know which way to turn.
Father at times I just feel like giving up and walking away from everything, and yet I know that in life, “giving-up” is not an option. Give me courage and strength to face the future with You, and to trust You to walk with me every step of the way– for I know that the Bible tells me that You are with me every moment of the day.
Give me the courage to take my eyes off the difficulties of life and to unreservedly anchor my faith in You. And Lord from this day forward.. as I step out into the unknown future, may I have the courage to put my hand into Your hand, and not to fear, knowing that You will never fail me nor forsake me – thank You in Jesus name,
Father, we live in a world where spiritual deception and a watered-down gospel is luring many good men and women away from the pure milk of the Word of God, and instead of drinking from the fountain of life.. so many are compromising their faith by imbibing from the broken cisterns of the world. Give me resolute courage I pray, to stand fast in the evil day and endow me with boldness and sufficient strength, that only comes from You.. so that I may remain firmly anchored to the unalterable and infallible Word of God.
Keep me I pray from being lulled into a spiritual slumber or lured into compromising the gospel of truth.. for the sake of an easy existence or a peaceful life – and may I recognise that one of the enemy’s chief objective is to render the witness of Christians impotent, by diluting the message of the glorious gospel of grace and twisting its eternal truths. I pray that my mind may be protected day by day as it is washed in the cleansing power of the Word of Truth and may I put on the whole armour of God so that I may stand firm in the evil day, in Jesus name I pray,
Father God, we are so slow to understand Thy ways. We so often act like awkward children playing a game we do not understand or one that is beyond our years.
Thy ways are higher than our ways. So often we feel they “are past finding out”.
And yet, O God, we know your love for us is greater than all our sins, mistakes, blunders and errors. Please, Father, give us keener perception and greater determination to make each day better than the day past.
In Christ’s name,
Thank You Lord for the mystery of, “Christ in you the hope of glory”. Thank You also for the wonderful examples of men and women of faith, who have been given godly courage to carry out the duties that You called them to do.
Lord I pray that in the power of the Holy Spirit You would develop in me a godly wisdom and courage, to live my Christian life as light in a darkened world, and salt to a festering sore. – whatever the cost.
Father, You have called us to reflect Your light and to tell of Your healing power. May I be enabled by Your Holy Spirit to speak out Your word of truth, in grace and love – and may I become a mirror that reflects You so completely in all I say and do, that Christ may be seen in me – to Your praise and glory,