Group Prayer (Suggested time: 10 min)
Your leader will decide how best to direct this for your group, but here’s a suggestion:
Peter concludes his speech in Acts 4 with a powerful prayer that has 3 clear points:
- He acknowledges the power and character of the LORD,
- humbly asks for confidence instead of deliverance,
- and relinquishes the outcome to the continuing work of Jesus.
Read verse 31 together again and notice the result. While we may never encounter an earthquake when we pray, we can be sure that the Holy Spirit is present and gives boldness through a praying life.
Use Peter’s prayer as a pattern for your prayer time this week. Perhaps only 1 or 2 of you will pray aloud— but maybe ALL of you will become more daring!
When you finish, take a few minutes to reflect on what the Holy Spirit showed you during prayer.