The Acts of God
The Acts of the Apostles should be known as The Acts of Jesus and the Holy Spirit through the church. Jesus enabled and sent them. The Holy Spirit empowered and guided them. Although they clearly knew their calling, they first “devoted themselves to prayer” (Acts 1:14).
The work of Jesus and the Holy Spirit
For over 3 years they had God with them, in the flesh, and heard His voice. They saw how Jesus dedicated Himself to prayer and would now be interceding for them at the right-hand of the father (Rom 8:34). So they knew what would take to fulfil that high calling of doing “even greater works than these” as Jesus said (John 14:12).
Also Jesus had told the church He would send the Holy Spirit and that they would be “clothed with power from on high” (Luke 24:49) and be His witnesses (Acts 1:8). The Holy Spirit, Jesus told them, would also guide them (John 16:13), help them and even intercede for them (Rom 8:26-27).
Jesus and the Holy Spirit are Praying for us – Lets join them
Talk about preparation! God has put every duck in the proverbial row, we just need to respond to the calling and rely on God fully. We are truly helplessness to do God’s work without Jesus (John 15:5) and the Holy Spirit (Gal 3:3) and so we need to join both of them as they are praying for us before the Father!
Prayer for the people of Leatherhead
Leatherhead is where God has placed Disciples Church. God gave us the same calling as the early church, “go make disciples”. Jesus enabled us and gave us the power and guidance of The Holy Spirit. Therefore let us prepare through prayer to fulfil our calling.
We will pray for the people that God has in Leatherhead (Acts 18:10). We will ask God to show us where He is already at work and how we can get involved. And we will devote ourselves to prayer.
Check out our series of studies on the book of Acts