Speaker: Peter Stonecipher
I can still vividly remember my professor in Bible College proclaiming, “Prayer is the most dangerous activity God’s people can participate in.” So often, however, the motivation to devote myself to prayer is severely lacking in my own life. Far from seeming like a “dangerous activity”, prayer often seems powerless and passive.
In Acts 2:42 we learn that the early believers in the church “devoted themselves to the prayers” in the aftermath of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. By the time we get to Acts 12:1, the situation facing the church is drastically different – hardship and persecution – but the response is the same. We find believers earnestly offering prayers to the Lord!
Join us as we explore what caused these early believers to be so devoted to the practice of prayer both in times of joy and hardship. May God spur us on to engage in this “dangerous activity”!