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When kind Dorcas dies, Peter prays for help.
Contributed by Lambsongs
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Hindi
In the seaside town of Joppa, Dorcas was always busy sewing coats to give to poor widows and their children. – Slide 1
She loved to take care of them, the way Jesus had done, showing God’s love by being kind and helpful. – Slide 2
When Dorcas got sick and died, her friends remembered how much she had helped others and had believed in God’s son Jesus. – Slide 3
Jesus’s disciple and helper, Peter, had healed a sick man in the next town. Her friends went and asked Peter to come quickly and heal Dorcas too. – Slide 4
Peter went to Joppa and prayed for Dorcas, as Jesus had shown him. ‘Father God you alone have power to bring Dorcas back to life.’ – Slide 5
As Peter prayed, Dorcas opened her eyes and sat up. Peter thanked God for answering his prayer. – Slide 6
Everyone was happy to see Dorcas alive and well. It was a miracle and many began to follow Jesus and to help poor people. – Slide 7
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