“And Jesus answered them, ‘Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.” – Mark 11:22-23

Is it really possible to move mountains through our prayers? Sue Deitweiler believes it is; however, the mountains in our lives are not always physical objects.

“We all have these mountains that are difficult to overcome. We have situations in our families and it seems impossible to reconcile. We have divorce, sickness, disappointment, rejection. It’s so important to know how to speak to the mountain in prayer and see it move.”

For Sue, one of the biggest mountains she’s had to face is fear. She uses this example to share how she speaks to the mountain to see it move.

“Fear is one of those things that cripples you. You can’t fulfill God’s call on your life if you stay fearful. If you stay fearful, you are constantly playing it safe. If you really have faith in the God of the universe that things that are impossible can be possible with Him, that’s amazing.”

If you feel like you’re faith is weak, it’s okay, you’re not alone.

“It’s not like you come to God strong and mighty. I’m not, I usually come to God and I’m weak and broken, there are things I’m struggling with. However, being in His presence, reading His Word, and believing it changes and transforms me.”

Another mountain Sue struggles with is rejection.

“I don’t know any women that don’t struggle with rejection. I know men struggle with it as well, but it might look different. Rejection is one of those things that can really control you. If you’re trying to please people all the time you won’t be able  to obey God because He always calls us outside of our comfort zone. If we’re afraid of being rejected, we won’t do those things that God has called us to.”

What’s the mountain you’re struggling to overcome? Sue encourages us to partner with God because He has already given us the power to move the mountains that loom large in our lives.


Sue Detweiler is a wife, mother of six, author, radio host, and pastor with over 25 years of experience in leadership, ministry, and education. She is also a popular speaker who shares her heart and wisdom internationally on issues related to marriage, family, women, prayer, leadership, and ministry. Sue and her husband, Wayne, recently relocated to Frisco, Texas, to plant Life Bridge Church north of Dallas.

Moving mountains through prayer with Sue Detweiler

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