We dive deep into the concept of prayer and how we can take it to the next level by embracing dangerous prayers. Let’s be honest, prayer is not about being good or performing, but rather about being present and honest with ourselves and with God. So, what does it mean to pray dangerously? It means going beyond the safe and comfortable prayers we’re used to and truly connecting with God on a deeper level.
I discovered the power of dangerous prayers through reading “Dangerous Prayer: Because Following Jesus Was Never Meant to Be Safe” by Craig Groeschel. I used to focus on everyday concerns in my prayers, but I realized I needed to go deeper and explore the bold and desperate prayers of people in the Bible.
In this episode, we highlight three specific prayers as examples of dangerous prayers. The first is from Psalm 139, where the psalmist asks God to search their heart, test their thoughts, reveal any offensive ways, and lead them in the way everlasting. The second prayer is from 1 Corinthians 11, where Jesus’s command to “do this in remembrance of me” is examined as a call to embrace the radical change and sacrifice symbolized by the breaking of bread. The third prayer comes from Isaiah 6, where Isaiah responds with “Here I am, send me” when God asks who will go as a messenger.
I know it can be scary and uncomfortable to pray dangerously, especially when it requires stepping out of our comfort zone. But, I want to emphasize the transformative power of such prayers, citing examples from the Bible of individuals whose lives were radically changed when they responded to God’s call.