The book of Acts begins where Luke’s gospel ends. Jesus has risen and has spent many days appearing to his disciples and teaching them about the kingdom. He tells them to stay in Jerusalem until they receive the Holy Spirit. While waiting, they remain united through prayer, and select Matthias to replace Judas Iscariot as one of the Twelve.
The resurrection changes lives. The last we really see Jesus’s brothers is in John 7:5. They did not believe in Jesus as the Messiah. Yet, here they are now united with the disciples in prayer. But even with that, the important thing is their unity in prayer. If we want to remain united as a body of believers, it first centers on prayer, as we seek the Lord’s will. I know I need to do this more and make it more of a regular practice than it already is. Prayer is what fuels us to complete the work God has given us to do.
What does your prayer life look like?