They all joined together constantly in prayer. – Acts 1:14
The meetings of the first Church did not lack prayer, intercession and praise. These should always be in every church meeting! To have a prayer life is to have true fellowship with God. Prayer is the breath of the spiritual life of a child of God.
The Church of God was born from prayer. The disciples and other followers of Jesus came together and prayed for ten days in the upper room. While they were praying on the tenth day, the Holy Spirit came, and this was the beginning of the living Church of Jesus Christ.
Victories on the knees
Those meetings must have been wonderful prayer meetings! The disciples did not give up, they kept praying for the Holy Spirit. And suddenly, on that day of Pentecost, it happened: the Spirit descended and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.
As you continue reading the Bible, you read that the first church developed their prayer life more and more. In Acts 2:42 we read: ‘They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.’
And in Acts 4:31 we read: ‘After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.’
The Church of Christ can only function, as the Bible teaches, when there is a Biblical prayer life. The same goes for you and me. Victories in the Kingdom of God are only achieved on our knees.
‘The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds’ (2 Corinthians 10:4).
When possible, we should always go to the prayer meetings to pray.