The Most Dangerous Prayer (Part 3)

I’ve been posting about the most dangerous prayer.  Yesterday’s post focused on the content of the most dangerous prayer, which is asking God to do absolutely anything–including allowing others and ourselves to suffer–to bring people to Jesus.

So who is the most dangerous pray-er?

The person who is willing to pray it, mean it, and live it regardless of what happens.

Jesus was the most dangerous pray-er.  The night before He died, Jesus gave us a glimpse into His humanity.  He prayed “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not as I will, but as You will.”  Jesus was willing to do anything for people to be brought back together with God, even suffering a humiliating, excruciating death on a cross.

Paul was a dangerous pray-er.  He constantly prayed for churches and for people to know Jesus in spite of suffering horrifically.  He wrote these words in 2 Corinthians 13:10 after describing his suffering,

Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

The most dangerous pray-er is the person who prays it, means it, and lives it regardless of what happens.  Their greatest desire is to bring glory to Jesus so that others may know Him.

The question for us is this:  Are we willing to be dangerous pray-ers?  Are we willing to pay a high price of suffering in this life so that others may know Jesus?  Others throughout the world do so everyday.

Will we?

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About Aaron

Aaron is a follower of Jesus. He's married to his smokin' hot wife Laura and is the father of three adorable girls. He enjoys a robust cigar, a complex root beer, a good movie, writing, football, thought-provoking books, and rousing discussions about subjects you're not supposed to talk about (like theology and politics). Religious people irritate him (because he once was one). He's on a quest to find the perfect dry rub and sauce for ribs.
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