Prayer Leads To Action
Final Prayer Thoughts
Prayer Leads to Action
(January - Week 1)
(1). Genesis 12:24-15 Then he prayed, "LORD, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. 14 May it be that when I say to a young woman, 'Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,' and she says, 'Drink, and I'll water your camels too'--let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master."15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder.
(2). Acts 10:30-33 Cornelius answered: "Three days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me 31 and said, 'Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor. 32 Send to Joppa for Simon who is called Peter. He is a guest in the home of Simon the tanner, who lives by the sea.’ 33 So I sent for you immediately, and it was good of you to come.
(3). Acts 16:25-26 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone's chains came loose.
(4). “Action without prayer is arrogance, prayer without action is hypocrisy.” [Jose Zayas]
(5). Prayer thought: The church does not lack in action and ministry; it lacks in the prayer that precedes action and ministry. When we pray we find that God acts, does ministry, and invites us to participate with him.