RE Verse reading–Acts 4:5-31 (day three) “When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. ‘Sovereign Lord’, they said, ‘you made the heavens and the earth and sea. . .You spoke by the Holy Spirit. . .now Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. ‘ ” (vs 24-25, 29) We learn to pray by listening to people pray (those who know how). Notice the God-focus of these prayers. They address God as “Sovereign Lord”. They reflect together that He is the God of the Spirit and Scripture. Nothing is focused on the problems that they face. Everything is an expression of praise and confidence in God’s ability to accomplish His own plan (the point of prayer) even in the midst of difficulty. Their only request is for power to be obedient to the will of God as they understand it All else is left in His trustworthy hands. What great instruction for us!
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These words of this days devotion were much needed by me as I pray for my precious daughter. Thank you Pastor for your faithfulness to speak the word of God in encouragement and direction.