“I have to admit that for the longest time I avoided bold prayers at all cost because I was afraid how God might answer them. I didn't want to pray for patience fearing that God would "stick" me with an irritating person. I didn't want to pray for love lest I experience betrayal. I didn't want to pray for the salvation of someone because God may ask me to be the one to share with them. Safe prayers were a lot easier. God didn't have to work in me. He just had to change someone else.
“But Jesus did not come to make our life safe, easy and predictable. He invites us into a dynamic adventure with Him. And now I pray more boldly asking the Lord to challenge me, change me and use me. There is nothing like seeing God answer those.
“Imagine what it would be like for a church to pray boldly and to mean it. Imagine a church on its knees imploring God to use them. Imagine a church that says we don't want to be safe or predictable. We want to see the power of God at work in us.”
And then this pastor made a startling comment, “We could be that church.”