ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Bold prayer: When it is right to be greedy

Updated on September 18, 2013

The right to go to God in pray is a special privilege for those that belief in God. However, it seems prayers no longer work these days. This may be because religion, which should be a spiritual affair, is now becoming physically minded. Some said, that Christianity does not have a spiritual bases but the truth is that all religion has a spiritual aspect and the greater truth is that not all followers are aware of such spirituality. That is why spirituality, in most religious arena, has been reduced to a mere believe instead of the actual awareness of what is unknown to many. That may also explain why religious mysteries like miracles are relatively few in this generation and alleged to be done by the devil, where it still occur.

That notwithstanding, prayer is still the master key of unlocking many doors. It is obvious that some people will never understand why they have to pray until they appreciate the fact that they need a weapon for their seen and unseen battle. There are times we have to be greedy in our prayers and pray boldly. That is what a minister called, “bold prayer.” Therefore, we have to effectively use our special privilege of coming to God in pray in that we do not just pray but we pray boldly.

It is important that we clearly state our petition before God just as Hannah did. She prayed so boldly and clearly that nobody heard her but God. Esther boldly stood before the king and she was able to save her people by that single act of boldness. Therefore, we do not need to come into God’s presence with fear else we may not utter our petition clearly but we should come with humility, meekness, and be bold in our demand.

King Hezekiah in Isaiah 38 was told that his time was up but he boldly went to God in prayer and his days were extended. It may seem that he was greedy to ask for more years but it work for him and he got it. Likewise, Elisha, in 2King, boldly told Elijah that he wants double portion of his spirit. That is boldness because he did not mind what Elijah would think or say but he was bold enough to say what he wanted even though some people may say that he was greedy yet he got because it is allowed that we be greedy in prayer that is why we are argued never to have enough prayer via the injunction “pray without ceasing.”

Jacob, in his case, battled with an Angel and held him then he insisted, “I will never leave you unless you bless me.” That is boldness. Jacob knew what he wanted and he fought for it and insisted that it is his right to be blessed.

Therefore, there is need for us to go boldly to the throne of grace and speak boldly to our God. This is because even though God knows our needs yet he expects us to ask him what we want him to do for us. Little wonder, when the blind men called on Jesus to heal them. Jesus looked at them and Jesus was not blind to see their blindness yet he asked them, “What is it that I can do for you?” this is will be another topic.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)