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Praying for boldness

  A s the early church faced persecution, Jesus’ followers could have asked to be spared suffering or harm to themselves, but they did not.  Instead, this Bible prayer from Acts shows the first Christian asking for boldness to speak God’s Word and bring the good news of Christ the Savior to people everywhere. May we, too, pray to be bold in ministering healing and making peace in Jesus' Name.   Acts 4:29-30 – a prayer of Jesus’ followers from the King James Version   And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.   From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019      Acts 4:29-30 – a prayer of Jesus’ followers in contemporary English   Lord, can You hear how they’r

Good Friday prayer of Jesus

  On Good Friday, Jesus the Son of God nailed our sins to the cross.   Only a few days earlier, throngs of people had sung His praises and thrown down palm branches to ease His ride into Jerusalem. But now, crowds gathered to jeer at Him as He hung between criminals in the worse kind of torture – crucifixion. Just to breathe, Jesus had to lift Himself up, thrusting His weight into the nails that held His hands against the hard wood while dragging His flesh further into the nails that fastened His feet. And yet…. As the people railed against Him, hurling every kind of insult, and dogs snapped at His feet, and breathing itself became a torture, Jesus used these final moments to pray His last Amen on our behalf: Luke 23:34 – a prayer of Jesus from the King James Version (KJV) Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell