THE FOUR-WORD PRAYER
THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
ACTS Chapter 9
1 Now Saul, still breathing out threatening and murder against the disciples of the Lord, approaching the chief priest,
2 requests from him letters for Damascus to the synagogues, so that, if he should be finding any who are of the way, both men and women, he may be leading them bound to Jerusalem.
3 Now in his going he came to be nearing Damascus. Suddenly a light out of heaven flashes about him.
4 And falling on the earth, he hears a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”
5 Yet he said,
“Who art Thou, Lord?”
Yet he said,
“I am Jesus Whom you are persecuting.”
6 “Nevertheless, rise and enter the city, and it will be spoken to you what you must be doing.”
7 Now the men who are journeying with him stood dumbfounded, hearing, indeed, the sound, yet beholding no one.
8 Now Saul was raised from the earth, yet, his eyes being open, he observed nothing. Now, leading him by the hand, they led him into Damascus,
9 and he was three days not observing aught, and he neither ate nor drank.
10 Now there was a certain disciple in Damascus named Ananias, and the Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias!” Now he said, “Lo! it is I, Lord!”
11 Now the Lord to him, “Rise! Go to the street called ‘Straight,’ and seek in the house of Judas for a Tarsian named Saul, for lo! he is praying.
12 And he perceived in a vision a man named Ananias entering and placing his hands on him so that he should be receiving sight.”
13 Yet Ananias answered, “Lord, I hear from many about this man, how much evil he does to Thy saints in Jerusalem.
14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who are invoking Thy name.”
15 Yet the Lord said to him “Go, for he is a choice instrument of Mine, to bear My name before both the nations and kings, besides the sons of Israel,
16 for I shall be intimating to him how much he must be suffering for My name’s sake.”