by Donald Cantrell

Who Should Pray? (2 of 14)
Series: It Was Just a Prayer Meeting
Donald Cantrell
Acts 1:12-15

Act 1:12 KJV - Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.

Act 1:13 KJV - And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James [the son] of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas [the brother] of James.

Act 1:14 KJV - These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

Act 1:15 KJV - And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)


I like this illustration that came from the mighty man of God, M. Luther:

‘‘When Luther’s puppy happened to be at the table, he looked for a morsel from his master, and watched with open mouth and motionless eyes; he (Martin Luther) said, ‘Oh, if I could only pray the way this dog watches the meat! All his thoughts are concentrated on the piece of meat. Otherwise he has no thought, wish or hope.’’
Luther’s Table-talk

The first order of business after the ascension of Christ was a prayer meeting. The early church would find spiritual success due to their constant and persistent times of prayer.

One of the things our age could learn from the early church is their need for group prayer meetings. I dare say that many of us understand the value of personal prayer, but I’m not so sure we place enough value on collective corporate prayer.

Illustration: ‘‘Humorous Prayer Meeting’’

The roof of the church hall of a little Swiss church, at the turn of the 20th century, was falling down. So the members of the church held regular prayer meetings in the hall after the service to pray for funds to repair the roof.
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