They Raise Their Voices Together in Prayer to God
Peter and John, who are proclaiming Jesus, are seized by the priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees.
Though those two are threatened not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus, they preach the will of Christ fearlessly. The rulers let them go without finding the excuse to punish them.
On their release, Peter and John go back to their own people and report all that the chief priests and elders said to them. As they hear this, they raise their voices together in prayer to God.
“Sovereign Lord, now consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Perform holy work through the name of Jesus.”
After they pray, the place where they are meeting is shaken. And they are all filled with the Holy Spirit and speak the word of God boldly.
It is easy to get disappointed and disheartened when we encounter a fearful situation, and sometimes we come to complain and blame. The early Church saints, however, made their choice to raise their voices together in prayer to God when they faced a difficulty.
If we have encountered a problem blocking the way of the gospel, let us raise our voices together in prayer to God. Just like the early Church saints, who prayed in one accord, were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God even bolder, we will be allowed with the Holy Spirit to get through the difficult situation and stride the gospel road. At the place where we pray, God works.
“. . . if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” Mt 18:19–20