“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”Acts 2:42
Communal prayer is when we pray together. God’s people from Genesis (4:26) to Revelation (8:3-5) have been praying together. From the book of Acts, we find those in the early church almost always praying collectively: in the temple and in their homes, when they were sick and when they were filled with the Spirit, at mealtimes and in times of persecution. Corporately, they devoted themselves to prayer.
Whenever you are able, pray together with others. Your age, your gender, or your ability do not matter. Let prayer undergird the projects your church is undertaking. Learn from the words you hear others pray. Pray for those near and far.
“We now turn to those who have left home and serve you in foreign countries, translating the Bible to the language of local people, starting house churches, teaching in universities. Guide them as they share with those who have never heard the gospel. May their work be blessed by the Spirit who opens the Word to them. Give us all wisdom as we share Jesus with our families and neighbors.”
No matter who you are, join together in prayer. “The prayers of the meanest saints may be useful to the greatest apostle.” (John Owen, 1616-1683)
Bible In A Year
- Ezekiel 9-10
- Psalm 135
- Ephesians 1-2