Prayer was a source of power in the life of the early church. The question I ask myself is, "Is prayer source of power in my life?" What about you, is it a source of power in your life?
In Acts 3:1 we see evidence of prayer right after God sent His Holy Spirit in Acts 2. This is the same Holy Spirit available to all people who claim Christ as Savior today. It says, “One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer-at 3 in the afternoon.” They typically prayed at 9am, 3pm, and when the sun went down. The very next verse begins the story of a miraculous healing.
Why did they pray? Why do we pray?
- It becomes a source of power and strength.
- It provides boldness.
- It provides direction and guidance.
- It provides wisdom and discernment.
- It gives the ability to take action.
May we find ways to fit prayer into our lives. Whether it’s a formal time alone with God, or with a group, or throughout the day in our head. Whether we pray at 9:00 in the morning, 3:00 in the afternoon, or when the sun goes down. Find times that work best for you. May we use prayer as a source of power in our lives.