To Pray Boldly

Then Abraham spoke up again: “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes, what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five people?”

“If I find forty-five there,” he said, “I will not destroy it.”

Once again he spoke to him, “What if only forty are found there?”

He said, “For the sake of forty, I will not do it.”

Genesis 18:27-29  (NIV)

To Pray Boldly

Boldly I plead with You Lord
…..Have mercy on my dear wandering one
…..Whose heart has gone a tad astray
…..Mired in his own way, deceived by the world

Boldly I implore You Lord
…..Heal the ache deep in my heart
…..Forgive each transgression I commit
…..Leave me not in my despair and suffering

Boldly I entreat You Lord
…..Let peace reign as from the start
…..Bring unity to Your fractured Church
…..That the world might see Your mercy true

Boldly I beseech You Lord
…..Set things right in our broken world
…..A world filled with souls gone off the mark
…..For the love of creation receive my intercession

Boldly, boldly I appeal to You
…..No other god has come to my aid
…….No idol or riches my hand has made
………No worry or fretting, no trying my best
………..Can save me, but You
     You are my rest

Only by fearless supplication
I sustain the faith that You’re here
That my greatest fears and terrors within
Are naught to You who defeated sin

So boldly I pray


Linda L.

Linda L. Kruschke is the author of My Name Is Beloved, winner of the Unpublished Memoir category of the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade Writing Contest, as well as a self-published author of two poetry books. She is a wife, mother, active member of her church, former Bible Study Fellowship leader, and recovering lawyer. She works as the Director of Legal Publications for the Oregon State Bar. But her real passion is sharing God’s healing grace with others, especially those haunted by sexual trauma and abortion. She struggled with major clinical depression for many years, but through the power of forgiveness has become a fearless follower of Christ, living in the assurance of her salvation and God’s love. She blogs at Another Fearless Year and Broken Believers.

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