The Importance of Prayer. Acts 4:25-37. October 11, 2011.
As we review the mechanics of effective prayer: confession, gratitude, thanksgiving, intercession, and petition, we see these components applied in a powerful way by the apostles in the way they pray. But as believers in the Church Age, are we to include each of these components every time we pray in order to have an effective prayer life? As we observe more of these early believers, their actions and decisions cause some questions to arise. What was their motivation? Were their actions in keeping with a form of socialism sanctioned in Scripture?
As we learn more about the importance of prayer, we are reminded of the impact our prayers have when we are focused and properly motivated.