Praying for Church Planting through the Book of Acts
To this point in the early church it had been comprised almost exclusively of Jews. But, that all begins to change in Acts 10. We're told about a man named Cornelius. He was a military leader in Caesarea (North of Joppa) and "a devout man who feared God" (10:2). But he was also a Gentile and an employee of the Roman military. An unlikely character to follow Christ. So, we pray that God would speak to the unlikely, unexpected, and forgotten people.
As a man devoted to prayer, the Lord gave him a vision with a message. Cornelius was instructed to send men to Joppa to retrieve Peter. Cornelius immediately complied and sent two servants to Joppa. So, we pray that God would direct them to us in order that we might lead them to Christ.