In basketball, there’s a play called an alley-oop. It’s where one player throws the ball in the vicinity of the basket. The player who throws the ball is relying on the skill and athleticism of their teammate to jump, catch the ball, and dunk the ball before touching the ground. In the NBA, some of those players can throw an alley-oop almost anywhere on the court because they trust their teammate to score.

Prayer is similar to an alley-oop. Prayer is throwing our petitions to our Teammate, also known as, God. We’re relying on God’s strength, skill, and ability to rise above our circumstances and score. Like the professionals in the NBA, we can throw a petition to God that may seem too difficult for some but, if we have faith in our Teammate, He’ll score every time.

So, no matter how big or small your request may be, throw it to God because with Him, all things are possible.


Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.