DAY 16: Gathered for Prayer

Read: Acts 12:1-23

Think: The early church was dependent upon prayer. As if Jesus was in the room with them, they talked to Him about their needs, concerns, fears, and requests. Whether it was a prayer for healing—in Jesus’ name—or a prayer for release of an imprisoned disciple, prayer was the way the early church gathered to seek God’s help.

Act: What is your experience with prayer? Do you see prayer as your first resource or last resort? Have you experienced a recent answer to prayer that has fueled your faith? Do you have a prayer request list that you bring to God daily? Do you regularly attend a prayer meeting? Do you have a designated daily time to pray for yourself and others? Do you keep a record of answered prayer? Ros Rinker, author and former InterVarsity staff worker said, “Prayer is a conversation between two people who love each other.” Gather for prayer with that quote in mind…

Pray: Dear Jesus, I look to You today for every need, every hope, every concern, even in every difficulty, I look to You to give me guidance. Give me new thoughts, fresh ideas, and a deep humility to bring my requests to You. I love You, Lord. Amen.

Be full of faith today!