Dangerous Prayers

I’m reading “Dangerous Prayers” by Craig Groeschell (Zondervan). It’s the kind of book that frightens you even by its title. We pray safe, boring prayers, even adding the word ‘just’ in case God thinks we ask too much or perhaps because we think that’s all God is willing to do.

I’ve prayed a few dangerous prayers in my time. “Lord, Change Me”, a book by Evelyn Christianson was revolutionary in my life. Be prepared for God to answer that one! 

The other one I remember more as a statement, a promise on my behalf.

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne. “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”      

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (From Isaiah 6:1-9, NIV)

Is God calling you today into dangerous territory? Your answer should be, “Lord, change me. Here I am. Send me!”

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