"And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers." Acts 2:42
In addition, they prayed together in worship of God and for each other.
One of the dying institutes of the church today is the mid-week Prayer session. You would think that since prayer was the most important part of the early church’s life that we would pray more than once a week. Sadly, many Christians have settled for a nominal Christian existence, going to churches that appeal more to the flesh in music or “wow” factor messages rather than seeking the face of God. Prayer is the power of the church; therefore, His power is the only thing that can help us.
It is thru this type of service, praying together as the church of God, that we can begin forming godly friendship with one another. As we learn how to pray for each other’s needs, we learn that God has given us gifts to fulfill the work of the body. As we learn about our gifts, we serve our Savior and the people around us – and as a consequence, we can advance Christ’s kingdom to the end of the world.
What is stopping us from doing the work of the ministry? A failure to pray. What is stopping revival; no seeking hearts. Why are current last day Christians doomed to a life of the up and down emotional roller coaster ride: no attempt to pray!
Let’s be about the Father’s business and pray!
Consider visiting us at Berkshire Hills Baptist Church if you find yourself in the Lee, MA area.