Jesus Stories
The Acts of the Apostles

Dorcas, the Seamstress

Dorcas lived in Joppa.

She was loved by all.

She was a seamstress.

She was a very good seamstress.

She was always doing kind things for everyone.

She helped people, especially the poor.

She became very sick.

The doctors couldn't help her.

Dorcas died.

Everyone was so sad.

They prepared her for burial.

They heard that Peter was in the nearby city of Lydda.

They sent two men to tell him the news of Dorcas.

Peter was so sad when he heard.

He liked Dorcas so well.

He hurried to Joppa to see her.

He went to the room where the funeral arrangements were being made.

The room was full.

There was barely room for Peter.

Everyone was showing the clothes that Dorcas had made them.

Everyone loved Dorcas so.

It was a sad day.

Peter knew what he was going to do.

He asked everyone to leave the room.

When he was alone with Dorcas, he knelt down and prayed.

He prayed hard.

Then he said, "Dorcas, get up!"

Dorcas opened her eyes!

When she saw Peter, she sat up!

Peter held out his hand and helped her up.

Then Peter called the people inside.

They were shocked at what they saw.

They were amazed that Dorcas was living.

They all hugged her.

They were so happy.

The people ran out to tell everyone in town what had happened.

Dorcas was alive!

What do you think?

Did you think God would answer Peter's prayer?

Do you think that was a miracle?

Did Dorcas help other people?

Do you think we can help others?

Write and tell me what you think , BUT, ask your parents first.

Let's Pray:
Dear God,
Thank you for loving me.
Thank you for all the people that care for me.
Help me to always be kind to others.
Help me to always do good deeds for others.
This I ask through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

Can you think of a better prayer?

This story can be found in
Acts 9:36-42

Write to me, please.


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