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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

A Bible prayer to begin Advent

This year, Advent began on the first day of December and will continue to Christmas week. The timing is appropriate since the very word “Advent” comes from a Latin root, which means “come” or “coming.” Therefore, this special season of the church calls on Christians from every part of the Body of Christ to prepare the way for the Lord in our individual and corporate lives. May Paul's prayer help us to get started in this year’s advent ure into Advent: 1 Thessalonians 5:23–24, 28 – a prayer of Paul Dear God, sanctify us through and through – through You – our God of peace. May our whole bodies, souls, and spirits be free of blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, for You are faithful and can do anything! May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us all. from the Book of Bible Prayers – actual prayers collected from the Bible and paraphrased by Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019 For those who prefer the King James Version of t