Prayer and power

RE Verse reading–Acts 3:1-10 (day two)  “One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer–at three in the afternoon.  Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg”  (vs 1-2)  The cross/resurrection/ascension/Spirit (post-Pentecost) changed many things for the disciples.  One of the things that it didn’t change was their confidence in group prayer/public prayer.  Jesus Himself had exampled a life of regular attendance and participation in the Temple and synagogue.  The days of prayer before Pentecost must have convinced them even more.  God wills for his children is to meet together for prayer.  See Matthew 18:20.  Enroute to a prayer meeting, Peter and John encounter a man in need and “know” what to do.  Why is it that people who pray (both privately and publically) seem to understand the power of God and its proper use?  If my people. . .

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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