In the Acts reading we have really the first prayer recorded of the early Christian movement, and it is a bold missional prayer. It recounts some of the recent history of what God has done through Jesus, fulfilling the plan to bring salvation to the whole world. And then; “Grant to your servants to speak your word with all boldness.” There is also prayer for healing to be witnessed, in the name of Jesus. And it’s like another Pentecost, with the whole place shaken.
The Molonglo Valley Gospel Community is centred in missional prayer. How can Immanuel also grow in bold missional prayer, that God’s servants (us) be a stronger witnessing and healing community in Lyons, and all of Canberra?
Some churches, especially of other denominations, have regular prayer meetings. Movements of prayer have often been accompanied by church growth and rejuvenation.