Giving it a go


Scripture: the early Church

“So those that welcomed Peter’s message were baptised, and that day about three thousand persons were added.  They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles.  All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need.  Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people.  And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.”

Acts 2: 41-47 (NRSV)

Questions to ponder:

  • What does the prayer of the early Church community look like?
  • What do you recognise from our prayer life today?
  • How could we go deeper in prayer together?

Questions to ponder:

Take some time to reflect on your own way of praying:

Why do you pray?
Where do you usually pray?
Do you have a favourite place to pray?

How easy do you find prayer?
Do you use anything which helps prayer? (eg prayer books, images, websites, apps?)
What has been your best experience of prayer?

What has helped you to grow in prayer?
Have you experienced particular answers to prayer?
What would you like to do differently into the future?

Would you recommend prayer to others?  If so, why?