Praying For Power

Praying For Power

 

Acts 4:23–24 (NIV) — 23 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. 24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God.

 

Acts 4:23 …went back to their own people…

 

Acts 4:24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer…

 

Acts 4:24b–30 (NIV) — 24 …they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. 25 You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David: “ ‘Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? 26 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One.’ 27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

 

Act 4:25 Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?

 

Acts 4:27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus…

 

Acts 4:28 They did what your power and will had decided…

 

Acts 4:29 Now, Lord, consider their threats…

 

Acts 4:29 …enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.

 

2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV) — 7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

 

Acts 4:30 (NIV) Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.

 

Acts 4:31 (NIV) —31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

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