Tag: Psalm 22:23-24

Prayer changes things!

Scripture reading for May 20th:  Acts 12

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Acts 12:5-7  “So Peter was kept in prison, but the Church was earnestly praying to God for him.  The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound by two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance.  Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell.  He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists.”  

Herod’s persecution in the early church took the life of James, one of the first apostles.  At that time Peter was also imprisoned and awaited the same fate.  But believers gathered in the home of Mary, the mother of John Mark, to pray to God for Peter’s life and divine intervention.  As they prayed, they entrusted Peter to God’s care, not really expecting his miraculous release!  God often does exceeding abundantly beyond what we ask or think!  Peter was supernaturally freed and delivered from chains, guards, and a secure jail.  As he knocked on the door, those praying thought it was an angel!  Prayer honors God and changes things for God’s people!

Observations for over-comers:  Never assume that any situation is too hard or difficult for God!  Always pray and keep on knocking and trusting in God’s amazing power and great love for His people and promises to hear and answer!  “All you who fear the Lord, praise Him!  All you descendants of Jacob, honor Him!  For He has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; He has not hidden His face from him but has listened to his cry for help.”  ((Psalm 22:23-24)

 

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