The effect prayer has on your life
From Acts: A 28-Day Devotional
Barnabas and Saul (aka Paul) set out on their first of three trips to spread the good news about Jesus with surrounding nations.
In Acts 2, the early church movement starts with believers gathered in one room praying and seeking wisdom from God. A couple of chapters later, they gather for a prayer meeting and the room physically shakes with the power of God.
In Acts 13, the Antioch church meets to pray and fast over their next step, and Barnabas and Saul are sent out on a mission. The power of prayer is unmistakable in the life of the Church.
What are you praying for? And not the casual give-a-brief-thought-and-look-up kind of prayer. Not the “prayin’ for ya” post on Facebook. What are you desperate for? What are you asking for that will not happen without God's intervention?
The good news is you don’t have to be perfect at prayer, just persistent.
- What does this passage teach us about God? How does it apply to you?
- ￼Saul and Barnabas immediately responded with obedience when they knew what to do. Are you delaying obedience on something God has asked you to do? Why?
- How did the persecution against the Church allow early Christians to reach more people with the Gospel?