RE Verse reading–Acts 6:1-7, 11:27-30 (day four) “We. . . will devote ourselves to prayer and to the serving of the word” (6:4) I do not believe what is often said about this verse–the suggestion that being “devoted to prayer” is a task unique to preachers. “You guys work the food program. We will pray and preach” is the implied translation of the Apostles words. Perhaps we would accept this division of labor if this text were all we had. The rest of the Bible, however, rings with the call to prayer for EVERY believer. “Pray without ceasing”, says Paul to the Thessalonians. (1 Thessalonians 5:17) “If my PEOPLE (not my preachers) will humble themselves and pray. . . Better to interpret the familiar words in Acts 6 as a commitment by preachers to pray (in preparation for their work of service) and all others to do the same. No exemptions here. Nothing else will prepare us for Spiritual service. We are ALL to be devoted to prayer.