Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Praycation - DAY SEVEN
Have you ever been in a place where everything that could go wrong did go wrong? In the Acts of the Apostles, Peter was in such a place. Peter was in prison. The Jews appeared to be victorious. King Herod was reigning supreme. The arena of martyrdom was prepared for the shedding the apostle’s blood. “…but the church was earnestly praying to God for him”. (Acts 12:5)
It is so easy to underestimate the supernatural power of prayer. Prayer links us with a God who does not know what impossible looks like. Our prayers become God’s opportunity in our life and in the lives of those we care about.
Right now, someone is having one of those “Peter days” when things look their worse: a hospitalization, home invasion, poor prognosis, financial difficulty, career concerns, plans disrupted, emotional upheaval, mental confusion, family matters, relationship nightmare or being imprisoned by their own habits, faults or the failings of someone else. It just might be you today.
Remember, the church was earnestly praying for Peter. In the end, the prison doors miraculously opened, the Jews bewildered and King Herod was eaten by worms and died.
Thus, let the church be in prayer today… all day. Whomever you see today, just say a prayer for them. If someone calls, text, tweet or email you, pray for him or her whether they are friend, foe or “frienemy”. If God brings someone to mind, pray for him or her earnestly.
“Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.”
Let us pray:
Lord, do the impossible today. In Jesus name, Amen.
My third-born text me last night about one of her friend’s mother, Deborah, who was hospitalized. She text that there was a need for prayer warriors to be on the case. I responded considerate it done. Join me in praying for her today. Isn’t it amazing that this next generation is grasping the power of prayer. What about you?
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