Our third principle, pray with confidence, comes from a Jewish form of teaching that argues from the lesser to the greater. If a grouchy neighbor will rise in the night to meet your need because you persistently call to him, how MUCH MORE will a gracious, loving, faithful Heavenly Father give when you call upon His name!
For example, the Bible is filled with confident prayer warriors:
- We need to pray like MOSES who prayed that the Hebrews would not be destroyed for their disobedience.
- We need to pray like ESTHER who prayed that the Jews would be saved from the wicked works of Haman.
- We need to pray like DANIEL who prayed for Israel with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes for three weeks (Daniel 9:3).
- We need to pray for the lost as PAUL prayed for unbelieving Jews (today’s verse).
- We need to pray like JESUS in the garden who said, “Not My will, but thine, be done” (Luke 22:42).
Timidity in our prayer life is not healthy. Pray with confidence today for that lost person that you identified earlier this week.