In the previous message of this series, we looked at Acts 3 and saw Peter and John perform the first healing miracle in the book of Acts. In Acts 4, we see that as a result of that miracle, the religious authorities begin to take notice and the early church experiences its first interaction with persecution. However, in response, they don’t run. They don’t stop sharing the good news of Jesus. Instead, they come together and they pray. In fact, when you survey the book of Acts, you see that prayer was to the early church what oxygen is to life--it was essential.