Worshipers Devoted to Prayer

Text: Acts 2:42
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
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Date: December 7, 2014

We continue our series on worship as we consider prayer as part of our public worship.  While everyone agrees that prayer is important, most would also admit that both private and public prayer are neglected.  Many contemporary churches put their hopes for growth in programs and musical performance, while giving very little time to prayer in their public meetings. Even in reformed churches, while the preaching is well attended, few come to meetings which focus on prayer.  When we do pray, our prayers fall far short of the prayers we read in Scripture.  I confess that as I have studied this subject, I have been convicted of my need to grow in both my private and public praying.  Luther said, “There is no work quite so difficult as praying.”

The early church was devoted to prayer (Acts 2:42).  Jesus spent much time in prayer and He taught His disciples to pray.

How can we be motivated to pray more faithfully?  About what should we pray?  How can we improve our public times of prayer?

Posted on December 7th, 2014 | Permalink