Monday, February 26, 2007

Prayer for Boldness

Another great message this weekend from Pastor Rob. He shared his experiences with divorce and exposed a side of himself that I was not aware of. (and would never have guessed he had experienced that kind pain) We were also asked to take a hard look and see if we were keeping our covenant with God and The Church. I stood up to be prayed for as I think I can always do better in keeping that covenant. Therefore I am moved to pray for boldness in the coming year to invite people to Southbrook to come and hear the "reports" from Rob on the good news of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I found an awesome way to pray for that directly from scripture.

Acts 4:23-31

When they heard the report, all the believers lifted their voices together in prayer to God: “O Sovereign Lord, Creator of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them—you spoke long ago by the Holy Spirit through our ancestor David, your servant, saying, ‘Why were the nations so angry? Why did they waste their time with futile plans? The kings of the earth prepared for battle; the rulers gathered together against the Lord and against his Messiah.’ “In fact, this has happened here in this very city! For Herod Antipas, Pontius Pilate the governor, the Gentiles, and the people of Israel were all united against Jesus, your holy servant, whom you anointed. But everything they did was determined beforehand according to your will. And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.


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