14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
Acts 1:14 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
Acts 1:14 (NLT) — 14 They all met together and were constantly united in prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, several other women, and the brothers of Jesus.
Acts 1:14 (NIV) — 14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
Acts 1:14 (MSG) — 14 They agreed they were in this for good, completely together in prayer, the women included. Also Jesus’ mother, Mary, and his brothers.
Thoughts Of Devotion:
The Church of the Book of Acts was a church of prayer. They possessed a perseverance in prayer. If there was something they knew how to do, it was to pray! The Bible continually recognized how the early disciples continually prayed, prayed and then prayed some more. The life of the church always included congregational united prayer as it states in Acts 2:42, “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” In their meetings prayer abounded, the life of the church was a direct result of the fervent prayer that they did.
It was a prayer full of power, when they prayed, things happened! The prayers of the early disciples had immediate results. In Acts 4:31 it tells us, “And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.” There was a move of the Holy Spirit, the fire and passion to fulfill the Great Commission was very evident in the lives of the disciples. We can see a church full of power, with signs and wonders happening daily. They had a spiritual earthquake, the foundations were shaken and the glory of God fell upon his people.
Even in the midst of persecution, threats and all the opposing forces of the enemy, the triumphant church of the Lord was in prayer! In Acts 12:5 it tells us, “Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.“The more the enemy attacked the, the more they prayed! There was nothing that would stop the mission that Christ entrusted to them. Prayer was the key to advance, progress, and accelerate the early church. This is exactly what the church needs today, to return once more to the altar of prayer and cry out for a move of the Holy Spirit in our day!
It is time to return once more to prayer, there is no other effective plan! The church that prays is a church that will be distinguished by its power and for the glory of God who dwells in their midst. As believers today it is the time to commit ourselves once again to a life of prayer. If we do, our life will be revolutionized!
Acts 1:14 (NKJV) — 14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
Acts 2:42 (NKJV) — 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Acts 4:31 (NKJV) — 31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
Acts 6:4 (NKJV) — 4 but we will give ourselves continually to prayerand to the ministry of the word.”
Acts 12:5 (NKJV) — 5 Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.
Matthew 18:19 (NKJV) — 19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
Matthew 21:22 (NKJV) — 22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
Ephesians 6:18 (NKJV) — 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
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