This Month's Promise

“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved... ”

- (Joel 2:32)

Read: Acts 2: 42,43


“They all joined together constanly in prayer.” (Acts 2: 14)

“The church was birthed from the womb of prayer.” Many days of persistent prayer by the apostles produced the Pentecostal outpouring of the Holy Spirit - and most miraculously three thousand new converts. Following this the daily prayer life of the early church produced remarkable results. One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer -Acts 3: 1) and that is when the lame man who sat at the gate called Beautiful was healed! Through that miracle, the number of believers grew to five thousand! The rulers were unhappy, however and jailed both Peter and John. The next day they let them go, but warned them not to do any more preaching about Jesus. How did Peter and John respond to that threat? “On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. After they prayed the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.” (Acts 4: 23,24,31)

The topic of prayer continues. And in Acts 9, we read of how Saul had an encounter with the Lord Jesus on his way to Damascus and how he was blinded by the bright glory of God. However, his spiritual eyes was opened and he was wonderfully born again. The Lord showed this incident in a vision to a disciple called Ananias. It is likely that Ananias was at prayer when he received the vision. At the same time, Saul also was in prayer. Those prayers had great effect that they reach down through history to our very days. Dear friends, the believers of the early church were a people of prayer. When they prayed the Holy Spirit moved in power. There was forgiveness, healing, miracles and guidance. They prayed all the time and everywhere. For them prayer was a daily practice. It was a habit as natural and important as breathing. How about us? Remember, if we pray like the early apostles, surely we can bring a great revival in our lives and in our land.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, when evil forces rise up against me on all sides, let me strengthen my prayer -life and when I need guidance, healing and power let me never forget to lift my voice to You in prayer. You are the holy God who will always do righteous things in the life of Your dear one. Amen.