And when they heard it, they lifted their Voices Together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, who through the mouth of our father David, your servant, said by the Holy Spirit, “‘Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord and against his Anointed’— for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place. And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.
Are you part of regular gatherings to lift your voices together, crying out to the LORD,God, the Almighty for the power to speak His Word with all boldness, to call on Him to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of the Lord Jesus Christ? If not, why not?
Thanks to the Lord for providing the internet and associated communication such as Zoom to shrink the physical world and remove all distance barriers. I know of prayer groups meeting in the late evening EDT with participants in the Pacific and Eastern time zones. Another with participation from Africa. One group refers to themselves as the 2300 Prayer Warriors, praying from 11:00 pm to 12:00 am EDT.
A free Zoom account is available to all and easy to set up. Call a friend who used to be a prayer partner, but has been transferred and suggest meeting regularly for prayer and renewal of your friendship. You will be amazed at what the Lord will do, I promise.
PS: Thanks to TM for the suggested title for the column.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 26
Evening: Psalm 79
"Voices Together" is available as an annual daily devotional and can be purchased at the Fellowship Of Ailbe bookstore. All Scripture is taken from the NJKV unless otherwise noted.