A God-sized Dreamer’s Prayer

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God, your thoughts are not my thoughts (Isa. 55:8).

What you have planned for me is beyond all I can ask  or imagine (Eph. 3:19–20).

Yet you have also promised to reveal it to me through your Spirit (1 Cor. 2:8–10).

So I open my heart, mind, and life to more of you—to whatever you have for me.

Where there is ongoing fear in my life, please replace it with faith.

Where there is a desire to hold back, give me the strength to move forward.

Where there is a desert, lead me into the Promised Land you have prepared for me.

I embrace that my part is to pray, plan, and most of all seek you.

And yours is to get me where you want me to go (Prov. 16:9 and 19:21).

Wherever that is, that’s where I want to be too. Because there’s no better place in this world or the next than with you (Ps. 84:10).

Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth (especially my little corner of it) as it is in heaven (Matt. 6:10).

In Your name, amen.

– From Opening the Door to Your God-sized Dream


  1. says

    “Wherever that is, that’s where I want to be too. Because there’s no better place in this world or the next than with you (Ps. 84:10).” YES!! Amen, Holley! Wonderfully and perfectly said! I love this!

  2. Lin Ryan says

    Thank you Holly. You, have read our minds this morning. It just so happens that’s in line what we were praying today. God bless you.

  3. Cynthia says

    Holly, this prayer speaks essentially what I desire to hear from the Lord and what I want to say to Him regarding the dream I have inside. I love Him and I just want to be in His presence and His will! Love, love this prayer! Thanks so much for posting!

  4. says

    Yes, how true and beautiful. And I’ve always lived by the adage, that if He isn’t in it, then it’s not worth having.
    Thank you for your encouraging words!

  5. Ana says

    Thank you Holly for your words of encouragement today. I am in a place where I need lots of what you spoke on today. I am struggling to see where God is leading me for His Kingdom. The adversary says I’m not good enough, smart enough, but I know that with God all things are possible, so why do I continue to doubt? I am asking for prayers for direction in my life right now. God bless you.

    • Bonnie says

      Ana your words hit home with me and I prayed for you and will continue to pray. May God make his presence known to you and the way in which he directs you be clear.

  6. A.D. Clyburn says

    Soul to soul, spirit to spirit, Holly! Amen! Amen! Amen! I appreciate God introducing you into my life. God bless you and all that God has assigned you to put your hands too. AD

  7. Emmanuel Vivian says

    Thank you holly, God blessed you and your family, I say Amen and agree with your prayer, we’re God want me to be is were I want to be, let His will be done in Jesus name! Amen…..

  8. Nilsa S. Triplett says

    Gracias ESPIRITU SANTO por esta preciosa mujer llamada HOLLEY.!!!!
    WOW, WOW!!! Lagrimas en mis ojos al conocer La Grandeza de su Amor por todos sus hijos. EL nunca nos desamparara y siempre esta con nosotros. SU GRACIA ES SUFICIENTE PARA SUS HIJOS.!!! TU nos confirmas tu AMOR de tantas manera MI SENOR.!!

  9. Grace E Mullings says

    thank you Holly. I will be using this prayer as part of my worship later next month. I read the God-sized Dreams to my worship team earlier this month and it just spoke about how each of us was feeling. Thank you for continually bringing things into the light for us. Grace

  10. Jo Berg says

    I look forward to your words everyday.
    Seems like it is always what I need to hear.
    Thank you for all you do. I praise God for bringing you into my life.
    God bless you as you continue to serve him.
    Chaplain, Jo

  11. Rick Hall says

    What a great prayer!! Holly, this one nails it so very very well.
    Focused prayer that draws us continually closer to HIM and builds our passion and LOVE for HIM and our relationship with HIM so that we are continually growing in our faith, trust and hope in HIM and all of that within our relationship with our Bridegroom.
    AND, we all know that between a Bride and the Bridegroom there should always be an intensely passionate LOVE relationship. There has never been a greater LOVE & PASSION than our LORD’s for us and we should be living and growing towards that same passion, LOVE & maturity of CHRIST in us the HOPE of GLORY!

    Thanks again for a great post!

  12. says

    Oh Holley – these words were so needed today – thank you much! You are such an inspiring person to me. I was driving back home last night from Texas, and listened again to the Simple Mom podcast you did awhile back with Tsh & Emily, and there was such good wisdom there! (And fun, of course :) I’m so looking foward to seeing you at Allume, friend!

  13. Colleen says

    Holley…praise God, I was praying just before I read this and it’s so beautifully written and speaks of what my heart was saying….

  14. Barbara says

    Thank you so much for this beautiful prayer Holley. I was so encouraged by the “Where there is…….” parts and the Proverbs 16:9 and 19:21….”And yours is to get me where you want me to go ” I was involved in an horrific car accident two years ago and am still recovering. Apparently I should have died. My daughter (after seeing the car ) said I must have had angels around me!! Your prayer gives me hope and God’s purpose. Bless you :)

  15. June says

    thanks Holley…..i sure will share it with the bible study group…..what a blessing you have always been….beautiful daughter of the Most High!

  16. Erin says

    Thank you! I loved this, this is what I needed to hear today.
    I absolutely love your devotionals!
    What Bible translation is this quoted from? I really like it.
    God bless you mightily,

  17. says

    Beautiful prayer, Holley. Your God-sized dream ministry is such an encouragement to me. Last week I prayed specifically that God would replace my unbelief with hope and faith, and I’m amazed this week to remember that prayer and know that He’s answered. I’m feeling hopeful! :-)

  18. Leonard says

    Dear Holley,
    May I translate your prater fors Some of my friends Who are very sick?
    I’am living in the Netherlands,Holland.
    Thank you so much in afvangen.

  19. Leonard says

    Dear Holley,
    May I translate your prayers for Some of my friends Who are very sick?
    I’am living in the Netherlands,Holland.
    Thank you so much in advance.

  20. Stephanie says

    Good morning Holly, thanks a lot this prayer hit home. The passages are things the Lord has been guiding me to do. I will say this daily. May God bless and keep you.

  21. Doug Letcher says

    Very well dun .. I copied it to my Face Book page so as to reach out to friends and family ,I also posted it to a young man in Africa who is doing an outreach Ministry for Christ .

  22. joy says

    Thank you so much for this prayer. I have been trying to put a prayer together for myself, you say it so much more expressively that it captures perfectly my thoughts. I have placed it with my daily prayers.

  23. Ronald Rodriguesronci says

    what a beautiful prayer I would like to keep it for myself and also pass it on to my friends and near and dear ones God bless you Holley

  24. Miss Hyka Tallios says

    I just wanted to thank you so much for this prayer! It’s just exactly what I needed right now, in my life! God Bless You for sharing this!

  25. Angela Sexton says

    God has spoken to me through your words this morning! May I carry them around in my heart from this day and recall them as needed. I thank you for your words of encouragement. Your gift has been a true Blessing and the message I so needed to hear! May you be Blessed in return!

  26. Hannah says

    Dear Holley,

    This is a very beautiful and inspiring post. I would like to receive more like this by email.

    Thank you. God bless you.


  27. says

    That is really fascinating, You are a very professional blogger.

    I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward to in
    quest of more of your wonderful post. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks


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