I am re-reading a book on prayer that had a huge impact on my prayer life a number of years ago. It is Don’t Just Stand there, Pray Something, by Ronald Dunn. Check out what Dunn writes about prayer in the early church:
“The book of Acts is filled with prayer meetings; every forward thrust the first church made was immersed in prayer. Take another look at the church at Pentecost. They prayed ten days and preached ten minutes and three thousand people were saved. Today we pray ten minutes and preach ten days and are ecstatic if anyone is saved.” (Pg. 38) (Emphasis mine)
This is significant, especially in light of our current series on “The Church”, and as we teach through the book of Acts.