Can we ask God to do the impossible?
May we grow in faith and understanding of how to pray for miracles.
A relationship with God inspires prayer for big specific miracles. Praying for miracles based on our relational understanding of who God is, what God has done, and what God can do.
“I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!” – Isaiah 65:24
Lessons from the man healed of blindness, John 9:31-33
Jesus gives us the example of relationship-based prayer for the impossible. Matthew 7:9-11
“God loves to be asked, so that he can give.” – Bede
“Prayer is conversation with God. However, conversations can remain mere exchanges of information that do not lead to true personal encounter and relationship. We do not want just to know about God, but to know God, to seek his face and presence.” – Timothy Keller Prayer
Matthew 8:10, 13
1 John 5:13-15
James is killed and Peter is released from prison, after the church prays in Acts 12.
“Miracles and martyrdoms tend to bunch about the same areas of history – areas we have naturally no wish to frequent.” – C. S. Lewis Miracles
In right relationship with God
2 Chronicles 7:14-15
Practical approach, praying within relationship context, and perceiving the power.
“Prayer which is felt as a mighty force is the…product of much time spent with God.” – E. M. Bounds Power Through Prayer
What should we do?
1. Memorize Scripture about this truth.
2. Write what you believe to be true about asking God to do the impossible.
3. List what impossible prayer topics you have.
“O God, we acknowledge that too often we have not had confidence in Thy power to bring light out of darkness, good out of evil; by faith we believe through Thy chosen one Jesus the Carpenter, People’s Leader, Chosen One, Prisoner, Defendant, Condemned Man and Confident Man, that good will indeed overcome evil, love overcome hate, and life overcome death.” – M. Moran Weston 1972 Good Friday Declarations of Awareness
“Jesus, I hear you say things that are beyond my comprehension. I can do nothing but accept them with simple childlike faith, as your gift to me. Forgive me for not believing your promise. Teach me to pray in a way that glorifies you.” – Andrew Murray With Christ in the School of Prayer