Art and Prayer,  Praying Scripture Daily

Church!

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:42-47

Imagine how exciting it would be to be a part of a church like this! This week let’s ponder and pray about how we can follow in the footsteps of the early church and then watch expectantly to see how society around us is impacted.

Monday: Think about the things you devote your time and energy to. What would it look like in your week to devote yourself to Scripture, prayer, and fellowship with other believers? Let’s ask God to give us a strong desire for these things and, and let’s give thought this week to how we can make adjustments in our schedules as needed to make these a priorities.

Tuesday: Ask God to open your mind and your eyes to see the ways he is at work in and around you.

Wednesday: Let’s pray for a sensitivity to the needs of people in our community and around the world and ask God to show us how we can contribute to helping with those needs, both as individuals and as the church.

Thursday: What are some ways we can connect with other believers throughout the week, enjoying the bond we have in Christ? Ask God for creative ways to practice hospitality and encourage fellowship in today’s world.

Friday: Praise God for who he is and pray that he would work through his church to draw many people to faith.

Saturday: Pray for believers around the world that we would delight in the privilege of being a part of Christ’s body and would devote ourselves to seeking God together.

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