Morning Prayer: Monday, 12 June – Acts 4:23-31 ~ give me boldness

Morning Prayer

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening Prayer

Gracious God, give me a humble, teachable, and obedient heart, that I may receive what you have revealed, and do what you have commanded. Amen.

Reading: Acts 4:23-31 (NLT)

As soon as they were freed, Peter and John returned to the other believers and told them what the leading priests and elders had said. When they heard the report, all the believers lifted their voices together in prayer to God: “O Sovereign Lord, Creator of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them — you spoke long ago by the Holy Spirit through our ancestor David, your servant, saying,

‘Why were the nations so angry? Why did they waste their time with futile plans? The kings of the earth prepared for battle; the rulers gathered together against the Lord and against his Messiah.’

“In fact, this has happened here in this very city! For Herod Antipas, Pontius Pilate the governor, the Gentiles, and the people of Israel were all united against Jesus, your holy servant, whom you anointed. But everything they did was determined beforehand according to your will. And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.
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Prayer for Boldness:

“And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” – Acts 4:29-30

Merciful God: you have chosen me to be your child; you have adopted me into your family. Once I had no identity; now I am a child of God – “called out of darkness into his wonderful light” – that I may show your goodness to others.

Give me great boldness – that is gentle and kind, that flows from the heart of Jesus:
+ To tell others how I have personally experienced the love and saving power of Jesus Christ.
+ To candidly tell others how my sins have been forgiven through Jesus’ death on the cross.
+ To clearly explain to others that Jesus died for the forgiveness of their sins as well, because he loves them.
+ To speak about what I have seen and heard with personal conviction; how Jesus Christ changed my life.

Holy God: stretch out your hand with healing power; fill me with great boldness in the Holy Spirit. And may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Soli Deo gloria!
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“Be Bold, Be Strong” – Maranatha! Promise Band


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Concluding Prayer – Psalm 62:8, 11-12 (NLT)

O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.
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God has spoken plainly, and I have heard it many times: Power, O God, belongs to you; unfailing love, O Lord, is yours.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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