21 Days of Prayer Devotional
Day 1
Andrew Chalmers / Acts 13


“Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’ So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.” (Act 13:1-3 NIV) 
Thought of the day

This singular moment was the launch pad of Paul’s apostolic ministry. Think about it. Much of what we read in the New Testament might not have occurred without this moment of commissioning for Paul amidst worship, prayer, and fasting with other believers at Antioch.

Questions to ponder

– What does God want to do in my life through corporate worship, prayer and fasting?
– What can I do to consecrate myself to the Lord in this way? What things can I sacrifice to draw closer to Jesus?
– Can I think of any brothers or sisters in Christ who would partner with me in this journey of worship, prayer, and fasting?



I have been serving in some way with Take the city since October 2013. I spent a lot of time on the prayer team in the beginning and encountered God’s heart for the city in a life changing way. When the teams came back and shared testimonies, it was always fun to see that our prayers coincided with some of their testimonies in special ways. More recently I have had the privilege of leading a team to a nursing home where I used to be an employee. I used to pray over the facility every day, and it was such a miracle to see an old friend who lives there give his life to Jesus on one of our outreaches a year later. God sure has a way of answering prayers. And Take the City is an answer to so many prayers that have gone up here.

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