Prayer for Impossible Causes

Two very similar conversations between Lord Jesus and his disciples have been recorded in the Bible. On one occasion he had told them, “If you had faith as small as a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’, and it would obey you.”  (Luke 17:5-6) At another time he had said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)

How does this relate to our daily life? What I think is that we should work hard and make every effort to achieve things that appear to be practically possible with our own strength, and when things that we desire seem to be impossible by any stretch of imagination, we should pray to God to make them happen. I recently came across on the internet what is called the “Prayer for Impossible Causes”. It is somewhat like this:

Dear loving Lord,

For you all things are possible, so I come before you to seek the impossible.
Is there anything beyond your power and might?
Show me first, O Lord, if what I ask benefits my soul and your kingdom.

Reveal to me by your spirit what you desire.
Then, if you so choose, give me your word.
Let it penetrate my heart, let me believe that you are in control.

May I seek your presence in prayer and fasting to witness the impossible.
Cast away my doubt, take away my fears.
Let your faithfulness alone shine inside me.

By your will and by your way, may it be done.
Let your promise burn deep in my soul.
No matter what it takes, may it nourish my confidence.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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