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The Power of Bold Prayer: Connecting with God our Father

  • Bishop Berrington Sikazwe
Date preached August 6, 2023

Greetings, beloved congregation,

Today, we gather once again to reflect on the divine connection that exists between God and us. As we declare war in this auspicious month of August, we are reminded that prayer is a powerful weapon that can open closed gates and help us deal with the crafty enemy. Let us raise our spiritual temperature and boldly take possession of the power God has bestowed upon us.

Recap: Understanding the Power of the Altar
Before delving into the heart of our sermon, let us reflect on the significance of the altar. It serves as a holy platform, where we can prove our intelligence and our knowing of God. The enemy seeks to turn us away from this power, but as big people, we shall grab him by the neck and place him where he belongs, for we are empowered to do so.

Introduction to Prayer: Knowing God Intimately
In our pursuit of God’s presence, it is vital that every member knows Him intimately. As we understand God better, we become transformed, and we can do great exploits, just as Daniel did. Jeremiah reminds us that prayer is a form of communication between us and the Supreme Being, found in all religions and involving various techniques. Our prayers should be fearless, just like raising our voices to God, for we take power by force when we pray.

ROM 8:15 (NIV) – “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him, we cry, ‘Abba, Father.'”

LUKE 11:1 (NIV) – “One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.'”

Understanding Our Relationship with God
As children of God and joint heirs with Christ, we ought to intensify our prayers, just as Jesus did during His time on Earth. Our prayers are not a mere ritual but an intimate conversation with the one we love, as depicted in the father and son relationship in the Bible. Let us cherish this relationship and seek a deeper understanding of God’s purpose in our lives.

HEB 1:2 (NIV) – “But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.”

HEB 4:16 – Approaching God Boldly with Grace and Mercy
We are encouraged to come boldly before God’s throne, where we find grace and mercy. Just as a son approaches his father directly, we must not hesitate to bring our needs before the Almighty. Let us glorify God through our prayers and express our desires with boldness and passion.

HEB 4:16 (NIV) – “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

HEB 10:23 – Embracing the Power of Prayer
The power of prayer knows no boundaries. Whatever challenges you may face, I implore you to pray without ceasing. In times of depression or trouble, do not withdraw, but approach God’s throne with confidence. Remember that God is always with you, and His unwavering presence is our ultimate source of strength.

HEB 10:23 (NIV) – “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”

Instructions: Praying with Purpose and Love
As we conclude our sermon, I encourage each one of you to begin praying with renewed fervor. This week, let us bring all our families to the altar – children, parents, and loved ones – and mention them one by one in our prayers. Ask for God’s blessings upon them, for His grace and mercy to encompass their lives.

In this powerful act of prayer, we shall experience breakthroughs and witness God’s hand at work in our lives. Let us continue this practice throughout the week, drawing nearer to the Almighty and strengthening our bond with Him. May the power of bold prayer be evident in all aspects of your lives, and may God’s love and blessings surround you always.

Amen. 🔥🔥

In series The Power of Bold Prayer