Today I adopt the words of Paul in Romans 15:30:
“I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf.”
Today we begin our journey through Acts as a Bible study at my church; today I begin my journey as a facilitator and teacher. I beseech you as brothers and sisters in Christ to pray for the study, for those God has chosen to take this study, and for me as the teacher. My prayer from the beginning, when this study was but a whisper of a thought, was that this would be God’s study; it would be His thoughts, His ideas, His words, His guidance. Truly, I am a facilitator in the basest sense: I only want to facilitate the speaking of God’s words to these incredible men and women who seek to learn about Acts. Please pray for us tonight that God would be present in a tangible way; that His words would flow from my mouth tonight, that hearts will be open to hear His messages and that He will work in incredible, miraculous ways through this study. Pray that each of those attending will hear God speak directly into their hearts, and that they would understand and welcome His messages. I thank you, for truly it takes all the members to make up the body of Christ and to support each other in God’s work. In His most Holy and precious name, Amen.