Your Own Prayer Posse

Your Own Prayer Posse

"Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul." Acts 13:1

It is common to envy others and wish we could consistently pray with other people. The best way to learn to pray, however, is to pray with people who are right where you are. 

There are people around you right now who are waiting for you to invite them into an entry-level prayer partnership. You don’t need to change locations to find praying people; you need to go deeper with the people right next to you.

Take a tip from the incredibly diverse, small group of five unlikely intercessors all huddled together in the history-shaking tiny prayer meeting in Antioch. You can hardly get any more diverse than this group—a black African, a European, a Middle Easterner, a full-blooded Jew and a Roman nationalist.

Out of this tiny prayer meeting in Antioch, the first mission trip of the New Testament is launched. In fact, history will show that every mission trip in the book of Acts gets launched out of this same prayer meeting.

If we all stopped wishing we were somewhere else on earth, we might link arms with a diverse group of hungry people right where we are. Through that tiny prayer meeting, God might just shake the world once again.

Father God, open my eyes to people who are spiritually hungry right around me. Give me eyes to see who You want me to link arms with consistently in prayer. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

© Fred A. Hartley, III  
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Unless otherwise indicated, the English Standard Bible (ESV) is used.

This daily Christ-encountering, fire-starter is not intended to replace your daily Bible reading and prayer time, but rather to motivate you to spend extended time in His presence.
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