1/13/15 Daily Devotion

Acts 1:13-17 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers. In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) and said, “Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through the mouth of David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus– he was one of our number and shared in this ministry.”

So they arrived in Jerusalem and began to share in a time of prayer. They had a lot on their minds. A lot had happened over the past 40 days. Judas betrayed their friendship, their brotherhood. They were waiting for the arrival of the Spirit. They were trying to think through the departure of Jesus. They were still feeling the stink of Judas’ betrayal. Their best course of action was to pray, to take all their concerns, all their joys, even their gratitude, and set it before the throne of God. The marvelous aspect of this is the fact that they did it as a group. Men and women joining together, coming into the presence of God as His children. How often does this happen in the church today? How often should it be happening? The answers to the two afore mentioned questions are, unfortunately, miles apart, but we can help shorten this gap and bring about a powerful change within the church.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me seek to come together in prayer consistently with my brothers and sisters in Christ.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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