Another characteristic of these original followers of Jesus is their devotion to prayer. Again, Acts 2 tells us that they continually devoted themselves to prayer. Acts 4 tells us that when they encountered persecution, they gather for a prayer meeting to ask God to give them greater boldness. The Bible says that the place was shaken. In Acts 6, we see the church select deacons so that the apostles could devote themselves to preaching and praying. When they had selected the deacons, the church gathered to pray over these deacons.
Perhaps the greatest story about prayer in Acts comes here in Acts 12. Peter is in prison, so the church is gathered to pray. God heard their prayer and Peter was supernaturally released from the prison.
Again, my prayer is that the church of this generation would understand that our future is tied to prayer. Our future is not tied to politics, presidents, a particular political party, or petitions. Our future is tied to petitioning Heaven through prayer. I just believe that if we would bombard Heaven with the same fervency and enthusiasm that we bombard Washington, things would be much different in our world.
Devotional by Steve Horn. Scripture links by www.biblegateway.com.