The Believers’ Prayer

What requests do you bring to our Heavenly Father in prayer? What do you ask of God when you pray in private, or with other believers?

Acts 4 is one of the few chapters of the Bible that records the words of a corporate prayer, and it provides us with a model prayer worth imitating. I’d like to point out three different parts of that prayer that are crucial to our spiritual well-being.

An Uncomfortable Passage

Matthew 16:24-26 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”