Prayer Changes Everything!
Acts 12:5 Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.
Thought for Today: Prayer changes everything! Understanding the power of prayer will change your life. When we pray, we gain a personal audience with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. When we pray according to God’s word, by the power of the Holy Spirit, He hears us and answers our prayers. When we pray together, God releases His mighty power in the middle of our circumstances and everything changes including our hearts.
The passage goes on to describe that while Peter was sleeping, he was bound with two chains between two soldiers with two prison guards at the door. Immediately, an angel of the Lord stood by Peter, and a light shined in the prison and the angel struck Peter and awakened him from his sleep. Miraculously, the angel called Peter to get up and put on his clothes and sandals…and the chains fell off his hands! Peter was set free from bondage and delivered by God’s mighty power because the people of God prayed!
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16)
Prayer is one of our most powerful weapons, yet we don’t use it. When we pray God saves, He breaks chains, He heals, He delivers, He works miracles!
- Will you commit to increasing the time you spend each day in prayer?
- Will you commit to a life of prayer?
- Will you commit to praying in faith with other believers for God to move by His awesome power?
It’s Time to Pray: Heavenly Father, teach me the power of prayer. Give me a passion for prayer. Help me to pray effective, fervent prayers that change everything. Help me Lord, to unite with other believers in prayer, to seek your face in these trying times. Speak to us my Lord, hear and answer our prayer. Grant us strength and the courage to move ahead in Jesus’ Name. AMEN