They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.–Acts 1:14 (NIV)
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.–Acts 2:42 (NIV)
Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.–Acts 4:29-31 (NIV)
The Life-Giving Church is praying church!
The Life-Giving Church – the people of God marked by the life, love, joy, and mission of Jesus…like the church we read about in the book of Acts.
The Main Thing: God is inviting us to a lifestyle of prayer together that facilitates relationship (with God and others) and expresses the will of heaven on earth.
A House of Prayer Looks like…
1. Constant prayer. (Acts 1:14)
2. Devoted prayer. (Acts 2:42)
3. Powerful prayer. (Acts 4:29-31)
4. Delivering Prayer. (Acts 12:5, 12-17)
5. Sending Prayer. (Acts 13:2-3)
6. Proactive prayer. (Acts 16:13)