Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church. (Acts 12:5, emphasis added)
Constant prayer offered to God.
Constant prayer offered to God by the church.
This shouldn’t strike me as odd or different or out of the ordinary. But it does. It should strike me as wonderful and ordinary and just-part-of-life. Oh, but it doesn’t.
Maybe it’s the Christian circles I run in… or maybe it’s just me, but I don’t witness or practice constant prayer. Even when times are desperate.
But what if I did? What if whole groups gathered together and offered up constant prayer to God on behalf of a fellow believer in need.
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Would we see miracles?
Would chains be loosed?
Would the sick be healed?
Would we know God more? See Him more? Hear Him more clearly?
What if? What if constant prayer was wonderfully normal? What if?
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This short post was written while reading Quietly Through God’s word. This month, as we follow the reading plan we will:
- Continue reading Isaiah
- Finish up the Book of Acts
- Start reading Romans
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- Acts – Through the Bible Podcast Series
- Read Scripture : Isaiah 1-39
- Read Scripture: Isaiah 40-66
- Read Scripture: Romans Ch. 1-4
- Everyday Faith: Drawing Near to His Presence*
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Only by grace,
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Amen, friend. The world–our worlds–would experience much revival if we practiced consistent prayer, wouldn’t they? Lovely admonition, Kelli. Thanks for sharing. So excited to have you win the drawing this month over at my site! Just send me your info and I’ll get that right out to you. And, congrats on going back to school! ((hug))
Thanks, Brenda! I’m not going back as a student though. I’m going to start teaching elementary again. I have mixed emotions about the changing seasons, but I know God has set my family on this path for a reason and I look forward to seeing all that He does. Prayers would be much appreciated. 🙂
Hi Kelli. I didn’t realize you had a linkup until today, and I’m glad to join! Also, your sign shop is lovely. Thanks for this quiet, contemplative look at prayer too.
Hi, Sarah! Thanks for your kind words. The link-up is still new, so I’m glad you discovered it. 🙂