The early church faced opposition almost from the beginning—no surprises there, for Jesus had told His followers as much. God’s people did not shrink back for they were confident in the mission of their Living Lord. The unity, courage, and commitment of the early believers is notable—and upon their prayer, the Spirit set into motion a great missional movement. As God’s people prayed that the Lord would use them to speak His word with boldness, they found their lives forever changed by the power of the Spirit. Often, bold prayers that God would change the world begin with a transformation in the lives of those who are praying. How will God be at work in you for His purposes of sharing the love of Jesus with the world?