When They Had Prayed
And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
Prayer should be an essential part of every Christian's life. Prayer is powerful, and anyone can boldly come into the Lord's presence through prayer. God wants us to pray to commune with Him, request, cast burdens upon Him, and petition on someone's behalf. There are so many things that God wants to bless us with or do great and mighty things through us, but He first wants us to pray. The disciples in these verses prayed and then were filled with the Holy Ghost. Prayer shouldn't be our last option, but too many times it is. Prayer is just as powerful now as it was when Elijah prayed fire down from Heaven. Prayer isn't a fairy tale or something that people just randomly do. Prayer is having a personal relationship with God. He wants to bless you, empower you, and do great and mighty things through you, but sadly we spend little to no time in prayer with Him. Prayer isn't just what you can get from God, but it's what God can do when you pray. Don't allow prayer to be your last resort, but constantly and fervently pray throughout your day. Talk to God about everything because He is your Friend that wants to have an incredible relationship with you. Pray without ceasing!
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