Throughout my lifetime of prayer, the Lord has asked me to pray some pretty outrageous prayers and make some extremely bold prophetic decrees. I have always possessed a hungry heart for more of God. That passionate longing has produced obedience (sometimes radical), which has led me into some amazing adventures with Him, helping to fuel my growing revelation of His heart and His ways.
"When they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness" (Acts 4:31).
Give Him 15 Minutes in Prayer:
- Look what happened when the early church prayed together. Listen to what some are experiencing today. Tell the Lord you want in on this kind of miracle-working boldness.
- Passionate longing comes from time spent talking to God. More than rote prayers or casually uttered ones, ask God to give you passionate prayers.
- Read the first four chapters of the book of Acts today. Can you see that we need awakening in our nation? Ask God to give us a fresh outpouring of His Holy Spirit as in the book of Acts.
A Prayer You Can Pray:
Father, I love reading the exciting stories in the Bible. I want to know these things are things we can see in our day and time. Teach me to pray passionate prayers that shake my neighborhood, change my city and shift the government of my nation. I believe you can do today what you did in the book of Acts. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
Passionate prayer can change this nation!
Dutch Sheets is an internationally recognized author, teacher and conference speaker. He travels extensively, empowering believers for passionate prayer and societal transformation. Dutch has pastored, taught in several colleges and seminaries and served on the board of directors for numerous organizations. Dutch's greatest passion is to see America experience a sweeping revival and return to its godly heritage. He burns to see people find God's "dream" for them and tap into their destiny. Dutch is a messenger of hope for America, encouraging believers to contend for awakening in our day and reformation in our lifetime. Dutch has written over 20 books, many of which have been translated into over 30 languages. His international best-seller, Intercessory Prayer, has sold nearly 1 million copies worldwide.
This article originally appeared at dutchsheets.org.
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