“Faith does the impossible because it lets God undertake for us, and nothing is impossible for God. How great – without qualification or limitation – the power of faith is! If doubt can be banished from the heart and unbelief is made a stranger there, what we ask from God will surely come to pass. Prayer throws faith on God and God on the world. Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer move God.” E. M. Bounds
During this year are you believing by faith for something that is bigger than yourself and for something that only God can do? Are you stepping out of your comfort zone of what is normal, and are you asking God for things that are God-sized and not man-made? This is what God wants. The following prayer for radical faith will help you to believe God for breakthrough in your life and circumstances. God will reward those who diligently seek Him with faith. Let us believe Hebrews 11:6:
“Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
A Breakthrough Prayer for Radical Faith
Lord, I pray for a radical and strong faith that does not waver in hard times. I know that without faith it is impossible to please You (Hebrews 11:6). The Bible says that the work of God is to believe (John 6:28-29). Help me to believe Your truth when I pray, even in the darkest of circumstances. Make the foundation of my life firm and strong. Help me not to have an evil heart of unbelief (Hebrews 3:12). I pray what the disciples prayed, “Lord, increase my faith” (Luke 17:5). Help me to hold up the shield of faith when the enemy throws flaming arrows at me (Ephesians 6:16).
I choose to live a faith-filled life for Your glory. I choose to stand on Your truth every day. I want to believe You and trust in Your Word. I want to have radical faith like Moses when He brought Your chosen people through the Red Sea. Help me not to try to figure everything out but trust in Your ability to carry me through the hard places. Teach me to read, meditate, study, and pray Your Word. I know that my faith grows by hearing Your Word (Romans 10:17). Help me to take action as You show me what to do in my life (James 2:17).
I worship and thank You, Lord, right in the midst of my present circumstances [name a difficulty you are right now facing]. I know that You will answer and help me. I choose to praise You today and I know that thanksgiving and praise prepares the way for Your victory (Psalm 50:23). Thank You for building character in my life through the obstacles I face. I choose to count it all joy because this test of faith develops perseverance and maturity in my life (James 1:2-4). Because I trust in You, I can cross the Red Sea of my circumstances. You will provide a way through. You are the God of the breakthrough.
“I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works…” (Pray all of Psalm 145). In Jesus’ name, amen.
“Faith that creates powerful praying is the faith that centers itself on a powerful person. Faith in Christ’s ability to do and to do greatly is the faith that prays greatly.” E. M. Bounds
“Have faith in God, for assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” (Mark 11:22-24).
By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)