And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, who through the mouth of our father David, your servant, said by the Holy Spirit,
“‘Why did the Gentiles rage,
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers were gathered together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed’—
for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place. And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness…. (Acts 4:24-29)
The Bible does not leave us to our own ideas about how to pray!
Last Sunday, our “Mind the Gap” series challenged the whole way we look at prayer. The sermon explored principles from Acts 4 when the early church was facing increased opposition.
They didn’t “pray their anxieties” or ask for protection from tough situations. Instead, they prayed according to the Power of God’s attributes, the Promises of God in His Word, and the Purpose and Mission of God that they were called to join.
I’ve also compiled a list of previous posts on prayer as “continual Communion with the Lord.”
Q: Are you and I learning to follow the words of Paul, “Pray without ceasing!” (1 Thes. 5:17)