A Time Of Bold Prayer

In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. ā€” John 16:23-24

This is a very interesting text. Here's why.

Jesus knows that post-resurrection, the way his disciples relate to him will change. They are no longer going to have the same type of ongoing physical access. So he is preparing them for that change. Soon, they will see the totality of his mission. Then, as he has already stated in this chapter, he is going to go to the Father; he will send the Holy Spirit; their sorrow is going to turn to joy; and now, how they are going to speak with him is going to change. Because of the coming events, the Spirit will come and live in them, and they will ask the Spirit about things and for things "in Jesus's name."

What Jesus is doing here is inaugurating a new era. One that we presently live in and get to enjoy. It's the freedom to bring all things directly to our Trinitarian God. We get the privilege of speaking to the Father, through the Spirit within us, and in Jesus' name. This is our joy.

So do this today: Embrace the profound privilege of prayer with renewed passion and understanding. Don't just throw your requests at the Father. He is not some distant, impersonal spirit. He is a God who has come close through Jesus, by a Spirit that indwells us, that gives us access to the Father of Creation. So pray to God today. But as you do, be mindful of every word, knowing that you are speaking directly to the Father, by the Spirit, in Jesus' name. And then ask with boldness, and let's see how we change and how God responds.


  1. How has your understanding of prayer deepened in recognizing the trinitarian nature of communication with God? Reflect on how you approach the Father, in Jesus' name, guided by the Spirit within you. What changes can you make to truly embrace this profound privilege?
  2. What does it mean to you to ask with boldness in Jesus' name? Consider your own prayers and how God has responded. Are you approaching Him with the confidence and understanding that you are speaking directly to the Creator of all things, through Jesus, by the Spirit? How will you apply this revelation to your daily conversations with God?

DO THIS: Pray mindfully to the Godhead today and ask with boldness.

PRAY THIS: Father, in the name of Jesus and with the Spirit guiding me, I embrace the profound privilege to speak to You today. Help me to ask with boldness, to listen with a humble heart, and to follow Your leading, so that I may be a beacon of Your love and truth in a world that so desperately needs You. Amen.

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53 thoughts on “A Time Of Bold Prayer

  1. Dwight David Trampel says:

    I start every day with your devotional. I would beost without having it in my inbox. In fact on the rare occasion that it doesn’t show up, my whole day is a little off.

  2. Rick Maillot says:

    Another great message Vince. Thank you. Thank you as well for putting the proverbs book on Amazon especially for us Canadians who follow you. I was unable to order other products from your sight because they were cost prohibitive trying to get them over the border to us. Iā€™m not sure what that was all about but I do appreciate being able to follow along when I order the book on line.
    I appreciate you man.

  3. Dave Schuknecht says:

    Thanks Vince for your daily commitment to honor God with your teachings. I look forward to them every day. Dave Schuknecht Waverly Ia.

  4. Darrell Holden says:

    Thanks Vince for taking on such a huge ministry of ministering to men.
    Darrell Holden
    Missionary in Quito, Ecuador
    Currently in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
    On our Home Ministry Assignment until September 19

  5. Mark Becker says:

    Worland WY
    It is so AWESOME that we can go directly into the Throne Room of our Almighty Father and speak to Him šŸ™ŒšŸ™ŒšŸ™ŒšŸ™šŸ™

  6. DanG says:

    Vince, please clarify.
    You stated, “We get the privilege of speaking to the Father, through the Spirit within us, and in Jesus’ name. ” Does this indicate that we should direct all of our prayers to the Father? If not, how do you decide who to address your prayer to? Thanks for any insight you can provide.

  7. Ruben T Garcia Sr says:

    I need a stronger prayer life. Please hold be up in prayer on this in my life.
    Ruben T Garcia, Sr.
    Gresham, Oregon

  8. Shane Rankin says:

    Shane Rankin
    Santa Maria, Ca

    Up at Hume Lake with my son on a retreat, hearing your devo brings back the great message you gave last year when you were here. Keep up the great work!

  9. Greg Sharp says:

    Vince, wanted to let you know that my grandson, Jonathan, who you prayed for recently, has been blessed with healing power from on High. His blood platelet levels were down to 10,000 and he needed to be 75,000 in order to qualify for a clinical trial in Tampa Bay, FL. a couple weeks ago they went up to 71,000 on a Wednesday; then 93,000 2 days later. They were able to schedule his visit there on Sept. 13th. Now the level is 200,000!!! which is within 175-250 normal range. Praise God! Thanks for your part among likely over a thousand people now who have been praying for him! He has Ewing sarcoma cancer since Feb. 2021. Lives in Albemarle, NC…13 years old. He played pickleball a couple days ago šŸ™‚

  10. Brian Lobner says:

    Hi Vince,
    I have been working on my prayer life lately and this has been a good lesson and perfect timing. .
    Your devos are great thank you for all you do.

  11. Todd Hansen says:

    Two sides to this coin of prayer:
    1) He is the God of Everything
    2) He is your loving Father
    There’s nothing else remotely like the access of prayer in the life of the believer — nothing!
    Amen and amen!

  12. Shawn Patterson says:

    Shawn Patterson
    Princeton, TX

    I love these getting these devotions daily. Iā€™m so thankful that my Uncle Robert introduced me to them and sends them to my cousins and I daily.

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