Consider Abram’s doubt.
In our faith journey, it’s ok to be honest with God about our doubts. Abram had been waiting a long time for his promised son with no results and in Genesis, chapter 15, he said to God, “You have given me no descendants of my own, so one of my servants will be my heir.” God did not chastise Abram, but led him outside to encourage him, saying, “Look at the stars! That’s how many decedents you will have.” As we pray, let’s confess our doubts to the Lord and be open to receive His encouragement as we look towards His promises.
Consider David’s confidence.
In 1 Samuel 17, a giant threatened the armies of the Lord and no one dared fight him, except for David, a simple shepherd boy. David had learned to trust God in smaller challenges before, and he was willing to trust God with the big challenge. He said,”The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!” Remember that God is faithful in the big and the small. As we pray, let’s take time to reflect on where we can draw confidence from our past experience with God.
Consider the Holy Spirit.
Peter was summoned to share the Good News about Jesus with a Roman officer and his family. We learn in Acts, chapter 10, that “Even as Peter was saying these things, The Holy Spirit fell on all who were listening to the message.” These people were hearing the gospel for the first time and The Holy Spirit came. He is here today, ready to make His presence known. As we pray, invite the Holy Spirit to fall where we are right now. Ask Him to guide our prayers, stir up our faith, and embolden us to share the message of Jesus Christ.