They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers. Acts 1:14 (NIV)
Many churches have grown up since this humble beginning. The Disciples have just witnessed their risen Saviour lifted up into Heaven before their eyes. He has physically gone from their presence now but the fire could not be burning more intensely. After all this time much has changed. Our religion has taken on many facets and grown much more complicated. But can this tiny peek into the defining characteristics of Christ´s followers show us exactly what we need still today? Could all Christians anywhere find just what essential element is vital to any approach to God? Is prayer where we must all begin?
If we can have only one thing today that will set us straight and keep us on the right path, could we ask for the chance to approach the Lord in a real encounter? When we who believe in Jesus can join in prayer and direct ourselves intimately and fully to the Lord, then will our day, our hearts and our religion be off to the right start? Even now if we can make it past our superficial prayers, will we surely find the Way to come to the very Presence of God?
Today we would like to get back to the basics. We need to tune ourselves to You more than ever. Please help us reach a point where Your Disciples began. Let us come together in prayer. Let us start everything by coming first to You! Then show us through our time with You, where You will take us from our humble beginning we pray!