Monday, January 12, 2009

Prayer from the Bible

As I was listening to a message this morning (by David Platt who pastors The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham), my attention was drawn to a passage in Acts 4. When the church was being persecuted, Scripture records that the church committed themselves to prayer.

Their prayer started "Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them." That is the essence of Psalm 113 (that we looked at yesterday in church). It recognizes that God is HIGH ABOVE us. Their prayer also was a plea for God to REACH DOWN to rescue them.

I am often amazed and challenged by the passionate prayers of the people of God that are recorded in Scripture. Thank God for them.