Prayer After Jesus Died (and Arose)

What did the disciples pray when they realized that Jesus had died? After they learned that he had arisen from the grave? I reblog a post from a year ago that ponders those questions and asks: What will we pray?

Call for Fire Seminar

What did the disciples pray the day after the Crucifixion? What did they pray after the resurrection? The Bible does not describe their activities on Saturday, so we can only speculate as to what they did. We might ask whether they prayed at all. Did their anger at Judas for betraying their master make it difficult to address God? Their anger may have focused on the mob who had chanted “Crucify him” so freely when Pilate offered to set Jesus free. Anger at Jesus himself may have distorted their perspective. Some disciples may have seen him as a failure, and themselves fools for having believed him. Fear, too, may have silenced their prayers. The fishermen, tax collectors, and revolutionaries (remember Simon the Zealot) among them may have feared that the same guards who arrested Jesus might now come for them. So they huddled together behind locked doors.  Fear drives some…

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About Michael Summers

Michael Waymon Summers has preached in twenty-seven of the United States as well as seven other countries. He currently preaches for a Church of Christ in Leavenworth, Kansas. Michael earned a Master of Theology degree. He also has done graduate work in international studies. Michael runs more than twenty miles most weeks, loves to sing, and reads voraciously.
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