Benediction

Responsive Reading

 

GROUP ONE:

When the apostles were unjustly arrested, imprisoned, and threatened, they did not call for a protest; they didn’t reach for some political leverage.  Instead, they headed to a prayer meeting.

Soon the place was vibrating with the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

GROUP TWO:

The apostles had this instinct:

  • When in trouble, pray.

  • When intimidated, pray.

  • When challenged, pray.

  • When persecuted, pray.

 

GROUP THREE:

Intercessory Prayer is no less important for the church today. Prayer empowers us to live for Christ and drives the ministry of the church.

 

GROUP FOUR:

God is looking for people:

  • who will totally and passionately seek God;

  • who are determined that every thought and action will be pleasing in God’s sight.

 

GROUP FIVE

For such a person or group, God will prove God mightily!

God’s power will explode on their behalf!

Will you and your church be such people?

 

GROUP SIX:

The early Christians began dynamically in power.

They were united, prayerful, filled with the Holy Spirit, going out to do God’s work in God’s way, and seeing results that glorified God.

The hour seemed golden.

This was truly the church overcoming the gates of hell, as Jesus described.

 

EVERYONE:

Nothing is too big for God to handle, so keep praying!

Bring your needs—and those of your church community—to God.

God loves to show Himself strong in an environment of need.

God wants us to petition Him for the very things He has promised!

God wants your prayers to empower the life of His church.

So keep praying!