United in prayer (Acts 1)

Recently, I’ve been thinking of the importance of God’s people praying together. And so verse 14 really struck me today.

They all (the Christians) were continually united in prayer.

How often are we, God’s people, united in prayer?

How often do we pray with each other on Sunday? I’m not just talking about the pastor praying up front. I’m talking about people taking the time to pray together before and after the service.

How often do we pray with each other during the week, praying with our wives or husbands?

How often do we call or LINE or video chat with somebody and pray with each other for our pastors, for our churches, for our communities? Do we take the time to not only pray with people in our own church, but with our brothers and sisters in other churches?

Can I make a suggestion? Contact someone this week. Pray with them.

At church on Sunday, instead of just chatting with your friends before service starts, pray with each other. Pray for the pastor that God would speak through him during the message. Pray that God would use you to touch first-time visitors to your church. Pray that he would use you to touch other people who will come to church that day, and are hurting.

As God’s people, let us unite together in prayer.

One last thing: men, read I Timothy 2:8. Memorize it. It is an extremely important word from God for those of us who are men.

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About bkshiroma

I'm from Hawaii, but have been in Japan as a missionary/English teacher since 1995. I'm currently going to a church called Crossroad Nishinomiya, an international church in Nishinomiya, a city right between Kobe and Osaka. Check out their website: crossroad-web.com 私がハワイから来ましたけど1995年に宣教師と英会話の教師として日本に引っ越しました。 今西宮にあるクロスロード西宮という国際の教会に行っています。どうぞ、そのホムページを見てください: crossroad-web.com
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