Are you willing to pray big, or will you avoid it?
After listening to a teaching several years ago, I bought an oversize pillow that boldly declared, “PRAY BIG.” It was a constant reminder of so many biblical examples of bold, big prayers. The pillow was in my office until a move six months before my marriage ended. When we moved, the pillow found a new home on our bed. On most days, I was reminded to pray big at least twice.
The night my soon-to-be-ex announced he wanted a divorce, I moved into the guest room. (The irony of living as a “guest” in his new world he was convinced would instantly and magically make him happy was not lost on me.) The PRAY BIG pillow stayed in his room. But when I walked by or in the room during those several weeks before I moved, the pillow was nearly always face down on a chair or the floor. Even if the bed had been made, that one pillow remained tossed aside. I intentionally placed it on the bed a few times, and each time, it was face down on the other side of the room the next day.
When I moved out of the house, PRAY BIG went with me in more ways than one. It is one of the first reminders as I walk into the rental house I call home for now. Praying big has become a way of life for me, planted years ago by a simple Bible teaching. It’s simplicity strengthens me. It humbles and emboldens me to consistently pray big!