How To Pray With Confidence

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Are you bold or timid in your prayer life? I am a wishy-washy prayer warrior! I go back and forth between the two depending on where I am in my own faith journey, the amount of sleep I had the night before and whether or not I am in a season of joy or crisis.

I’ve been trying to be less timid in my prayer life lately.

I’m praying big, bold prayers that sometimes feel larger than mountains and a little pipe-dreamy.

But God is a mountain mover and He loves me, even in my craziness.

Do you ever feel like your prayers go unanswered? Me too! But Jesus likes to work behind the scenes on His own timeline. #getonmytimelineJesus!

Waiting for answers to prayer is hard!

Especially when the world feels like it’s beating you down daily and your confidence level is operating on low. That’s hard for me to admit, but it’s honestly where I am right now.

Jesus wants us to lean on Him in our struggles.

But sometimes when I’m feeling tired and weary, I don’t think much beyond the craziness of my day (or moment). I often feel exhausted on all levels, emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. In these moments, it’s hard to spend time with Jesus or pray, but it’s when we need it the most!

When we’re feeling banged up by the world, we can find rest in Jesus.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

In our caffeine-fueled, sleep-deprived moments of crazy, we need to remember there is a Savior who is always in control.

Feeling overwhelmed? Whether it’s your marriage, health, finances, parenting or other stuff, God is always in control. Rest in that.

There is such freedom trusting in this truth, even when your mind or heart isn’t feeling it!

Release your struggles to the Lord, punch fear in the face and let God carry your burdens.

I love how we can remain full of Godfidence, even in the hard times.

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” 1 John 5:15

Seriously, how cool is that Scripture?

It doesn’t promise that God will answer us immediately, or give us everything we desire. In fact, it’s often quite the opposite.

But we still need to approach the Lord confidently and speak bold prayers into existence!

Are you confident or timid in your prayer life?

Martin Luther says “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”

That’s how I want my life to look.

I want to walk in prayer throughout my day, giving my first and last fruits of the day, along with everything in between, to Jesus.

I want a prayer life that is a living, thriving reflection of my faith and trust in our Heavenly Father in ALL seasons of life.

Whether it’s parenting, health, marriage, work or anything in between, we need to pray boldly and trust that our great and mighty King is in control.

Sure, the outcome may not look like we had hoped or planned, but we must trust that He is always working things out in a way that will ultimately be for our good.

Your prayers become bolder as your faith increases.

Life is hard, friend. Really, crazy, incredibly hard some days.

But God is always in control, no matter how crazy life gets.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

I often feel like I’m in an upside down world.

I can act off balance when nothing makes sense. It sometimes feels like the walls of the world are closing in around me and my soul can’t breathe.

Ever feel like your soul is suffocating by the insanity around you?

Make time for your soul to breathe today. Take time to pray. Ask boldly for God to work in your life and then trust always that He has your future in the palm of His hands.

Did you catch that? Ask Him boldly. Trust Him always.

I know it’s easier said than done when it feels like the walls are closing in around you, but bold prayers create bold faith.

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Never stop believe that Jesus loves you and cares about the deep hurts hidden in your heart.

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18

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24 thoughts on “How To Pray With Confidence”

  1. Praying bolder prayers, eh? Well, that simple idea stirs me to do the same, Nicki! Love this post! I’ll be pinning!

  2. Nicki, I love the Martin Luther quote even though I fall so far short in this area. But your post is very inspiring. I’ll be pinning it, too!

    1. Thanks Donna for your kind words! And yes, it really is an inspiriting quote, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

  3. Love your words of wisdom here that point right to our Jesus who loves us to come before Him in bold prayers! A great reminder! Blessings to you, friend!

    1. Thank you friend! It’s hard to be bold sometimes, but boy does it bring FREEDOM when we run to Jesus with our requests. πŸ™‚

  4. I have definitely felt this way over the past few months. I feel like my prayers at times are falling upon deaf ears, but lately, I have been feeling renewed strength even though little has changed. God has slowly been changing me, without me noticing until lately. You are correct. The more faith I have, the bolder my prayers become.

    1. I think that’s it…WE CHANGE don’t we? It’s amazing how when nothing else changes if we keep leaning on God, He changes us from the inside out regardless. I love that about God. He’s SO COOL!

  5. I believe it helps to remember that God is our Father. Plus, when we pray boldly, we honour Him. Thanks for this reminder, Nicki. Blessings to you!

    1. It’s such a blessing and honor to go boldly before the Throne each day, isn’t it? A humbling privilege!

  6. Your words encourage me today, friend! I really do want to draw closer to God in prayer throughout the day. Thanks for inspiring me to greater boldness!
    Pinning this!

  7. Nicki, this really resonates with me, and I think it’s because I’ve been challenged lately to realize that we are not orphans, and the way we approach God is often as if we are. Approaching Him in prayer as true daughters means we can come with confidence and boldness because He is safe and loving.

    1. YES! I think you are spot on girl. We do come like we aren’t able, but we have the great privilege daily to do so.

  8. Hey Nicki – It’s good to see you again!

    You ask a good question – confident or timid?

    I’m going to say peaceful. Yes, that’s the word that’s coming to me right about now …

  9. “Ask Him boldly. Trust Him always.” I love the circle of praying bolding, increasing faith, praying more boldly, etc. Thanks, Nicki!

  10. I struggle with this too. I believe God does want us to pray boldly and audaciously! Great reminders!

    1. It’s so hard to remember this daily, isn’t it? Nice to know we aren’t alone! πŸ™‚

  11. I am so glad you linked up today. Your words are a gift and I am blessed you are writing again.

    The quote from Martin Luther provides such truth about prayer. It is affirming to know that prayer is as necessary as breathing.

    Blessings and hugs, Friend!

    1. Thanks Mary! Yes, that quote really resonates with me. It’s just such a powerful truth of where we need to be in our prayer life, and I personally have a LONG way to go! πŸ™‚

  12. Wow! Have you been reading my mind?? Seriously right where I’m at, Nicki!! I resonate with it all! It is hard to keep praying when life is so very hard, and our prayers seem to be hitting the roof.. but I know that God loves me, and I need to keep praying despite myself. #getonmytimelineJesus Love it!! πŸ˜‰
    Thank you for this bold encouragement today! It’s nice to see you on the linkup! πŸ™‚

    1. I think it’s a universal struggle girl, and it’s really nice to know we aren’t in the boat all alone, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

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