When Martin Lutherâ€™s co-worker became ill, the reformer prayed boldly for healing. â€œI besought the Almighty with great vigor,â€ he wrote.
As John Wesley was crossing the Atlantic Ocean, contrary winds came up. When he learned the winds were knocking the ship off course, he responded in prayer. â€œAlmighty 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.â€
Boldness in prayerâ€¦itâ€™s an uncomfortable thought for many. Storming heaven with prayers? God invited us to pray as such. Scripture says, â€œso 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 times of needâ€
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