Dangerous Prayers

There are prayers…and then there are dangerous prayers.

A dangerous prayer is the type of prayer you don’t pray if you aren’t willing to receive the response the Lord might give you. It’s the type of prayer you avoid if you are not into obeying the Holy Spirit.

It takes courage to allow a request like that to escape your lips. It might even take awhile to muster up the courage. It takes surrendering of your will to follow through on what God might show you. It is quite a battle to obey what God might say.

The book Rees Howells, Intercessor is one I read several years ago. It was more like an experience that no other book has taken me, other than the Bible. It is the biography of a man that subjected his life so completely to God and bore amazing fruit as a result. There were times God had him give up something even for a season, all because he was learning a deep level of obedience.

If you aren’t ready for this, then don’t pray any of the dangerous prayers below:

  • Lord, what do you want from me?
  • I’ll do whatever you say, God.
  • God show me what’s in me, and change me.
  • I will give up whatever You want.
  • Not my will, but Yours be done.

Have you ever prayed a dangerous prayer? What was the result?

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8 thoughts on “Dangerous Prayers

  1. Just randomly found this blog post, and I think I’ll read more of your blog! I completely understand what you’re saying. Recently, there has been one prayer, which is truly a ‘dangerous prayer’ and I had been trying to pray it so hard. Having finally laid it all at His feet, I am now confident that He will do what is best for me with it. Thanks muchly for this post!

  2. I gave up coffee. I LOOOOOVVVVVEEEEDDDDD coffee. I loved the smell, loved the taste, loved to sip it, loved everything about coffee. But, one day the Lord said to me, which do you love more, singing or drinking coffee? I chose singing. I knew if I kept drinking the coffee, it would mess up my voice and I would be able to sing for him. I found out it was an easy choice. Did I miss the coffee???? yes, at first, but singing for the Lord meant SOOOOOO much more. No comparison.

  3. Kelly, I remember years ago reading Evelyn Christenson’s books, “Lord, Change Me” and “What Happens When Women Pray.” She prayed some dangerous prayers. 🙂 I remember hesitating, then praying what she prayed: “I’m willing for Your will.” Now I love dangerous prayers. If it’s not God’s will or God’s path for me, why would I want it?I want to be able to look at my life and know that God led me here or there because I surrendered my will to His. Glad to know we’re like-minded sisters. 🙂

    • I love what you said, “If it’s not God’s will or God’s path for me, why would I want it?!” If we would remember that during the times we struggle with our flesh, then we would save ourselves much heartache. So glad to have met you, and I’m glad we’re like-minded, too! 🙂

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