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Prayer Tip: Remembering The First Christian Communities

August 7, 2022

Daily Scripture

Acts 2:41-47 (NRSV)

So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.

Prayer Tip

by Jess Lovell, Pastoral Intern at Resurrection Overland Park. She is also pursuing an M.Div. at Saint Paul School of Theology. She is a Certified Candidate for Ministry in the Great Plains Conference and often provides pulpit supply to churches in the conference. Jessica lives in Lenexa and has 3 children: Sydney, Sierra and Aiden.

Prayer has always been an important part of my life. I go to God in prayer throughout the day. I believe in the power of prayer. In this sermon series, we will get an opportunity to review the Book of Acts.

Acts referenced prayer 32 times! Take some time during this sermon series to study the importance of prayer.

Remember, we can go to God in prayer for anything. It’s not a limited-time-only scenario! Prayer is our time alone with God to grow in our relationship, to lament, praise, and just be ourselves. We are all made glorious by his hands and created in his image. You are valued and loved beyond all comprehension, and you belong here at Resurrection.

God of all creation, we give you thanks for the power of prayer.

We ask that you invade our hearts and our minds in all we say and do. Be with us during this time. Lord, we need you each day. We need you in every step we take.

Be with us in each moment—offering precisely the right words to comfort a friend, the arms to hold someone who needs comfort, and the heart to see you in the eyes of others we meet. Let us not be afraid to step boldly into our faith and trust that you are sending us in the nick of time to glorify and praise you. In your name, we pray, Amen.