Day Two: Locked-in

Acts 1:13-14 (NIV) 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.
(LEB) 14 All these were busily engaged with one mind in prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus and with his brothers.

To live out the gospel is to have the majestic of who Christ is affecting the mundane of our lives. For the disciples, this occurred primarily in the way they lived as God’s people who were locked-in in prayer. As they now belonged to God, they also belonged to one another. What they did together, determined what they did at home. Their main activity was to be locked-in in prayer, where they were praying Jesus’ instructions into reality.

This week, may our lives be filled with both corporate and also personal times of prayer of being locked-in. During these times, let’s ask the Lord to affect the mundane of our lives—for the healing of wounds and sicknesses, transforming our minds and hearts, turning situations around, and for his blessing to be evident.

Prayer: Lord, we pray for your presence and power to affect and transform the mundane of our lives. We also pray for your empowering presence in all the small groups this week. May your gospel rescue our lives. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship with the song “By the grace of God” by Bethel.

-GK

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