A Prayer for Boldness

Whether starting a small business, adopting a baby, or moving across state lines, acting on life’s big decisions requires significant character. Wisdom and understanding? Yes. Deep desire and passion? Yes. But one thing larger-than-life decisions require is completely undeniable.

That one trait? Boldness.

A little over a week ago, a friend and I sat down and talked about what God is doing in our lives and the current mission we believe God has us to do. She asked me about a few of the projects I believe God has placed on my heart and as we talked, I realized something. I had given my friend some of the ideas floating around in my head and some of them that have made their way to paper, but the truth is: I’m afraid to fully share my visions for ministry.

If you can’t even dare to tell someone your ideas, then how in the world will you ever see them come to life?

So my prayer for the last ten days or so has been for boldness. My guess is that you have a few life decisions of your own that require courage beyond your own, so I wanted to share this prayer for boldness with you.

A Prayer for Boldness

Dear Father,

When I think about the largeness of life,
I often feel small and unknown.
The task ahead hangs over me
And instead of enjoying the adventure,
I’m embracing the anxiety.
Jesus, help me be strong.
Oh that my heart would dare for you
With total abandonment of my inhibitions.
May your love abolish any fears
And exchange my wavering for unfaltering.
May your strength annihilate my feeble thoughts
And infuse my spirit with your power.
Give me the boldness to step forward
In full courage for your glory.
Because Your Word promises
that you began a good work in me
And you will complete it.
May I fully believe and treasure the promise.

a prayer for boldness



Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

I hope you find mounds of courage and depths of bravery upon praying this prayer for boldness today!



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  1. What perfect timing! My one word for this year is boldness. And after much prayer and thought, I am in the midst of starting a business and spending a year getting certified for it. At times I think, “What am I doing? Why fix what isn’t broken?” But God is leading me down a path a bit out of my familiar and it’s scary. So thanks for this poem. I needed that for this season of life.

  2. Roxie Lomax says:

    Thank you so much for this prayer. It was something I really needed at this time.

  3. Mary Geisen says:

    Exactly what I needed today as I get ready to retire and take a leap into the next thing God is calling me to do. Love this! Hugs friend!

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