When you hear the word “epic”, what comes to your mind?
Movie. Person. Moment in Time.
I doubt prayer came to mind, but in reality there is nothing more epic than praying. There is no grander position we can take than prayer.
Here is what Scripture teaches us EPIC praying looks like:
E – Expectant
“And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” Matthew 21:22
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
When we pray there should be an expectancy to see what God is going to do either by saying yes, no or wait!
P – Patient
“But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.” Psalm 69:13
“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;” Psalm 130:5
When we pray there should be an underlining patience that believes God is sovereign over all, good and knows what is best in His time.
I – Intentional
All throughout Scripture you find people praying intentionally for certain things. Abraham’s servant prayed intentionally for a wife for Isaac (Gen.24).
When people came to Jesus with their needs, they were intentional with their request. (Mark 7:24-37)
Be intentional in how you pray for your spouse, kids, friends, etc.
C – Constant
“Be constant in prayer.” Romans 12:12
“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17
There should be a sense in which we are constantly in an attitude of prayer. As we think about a person or situation, we can immediately go before the throne of grace.
So let’s do something EPIC today – PRAY!