Big prayers start with big praise for our unsurpassable God. Start by naming the characteristics of God. He is all-knowing, everywhere, completely fair, always good, the very definition of love and compassion, forgiving, understanding, caring, and relational. Recall and include the big things God as done: miraculous healing, peace, purpose, provision, and the beautiful ways He’s chosen to decorate the scene in nature that surrounds us.
Play or sing a favorite worship song as the beginning of prayer. God gave us music to express what we cannot simply say …and our Great God can be hard to capture in words …or even a song! Recognizing who He always is and will be sets the stage for big prayers that move mountains.
8. Pray Prayers of Gratitude for What God Has Done
Gratitude is clinically proven to improve our psyche. God knows it’s good for us to recall our blessings, especially in times of trial. Some of the biggest prayers are the ones muttered through a soggy and crumpled up state, but capped with “I love You, I thank You, I trust You, You are good, God.” Big faith has the courage to remain grateful despite pain, injustice, loss, and sadness. Our joy isn’t fleeting like happiness, but a sustaining hope. When we intentionally set aside time and make the effort to recall the ways God has moved in our lives, we will find a rich treasure full of godly gratitude.
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