Acts 12:5 – So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.
As Acts chapter 12 opens Peter is in prison for his preaching of the gospel. The church intercedes on his behalf and God performs a miracle to allow Peter to escape from prison. Peter visits the church and they are amazed that God delivered him.
There is power when the church prays. Often I forget that with man it may be impossible but God can make all things possible. What am I praying for earnestly to God? What would I pray to God if I knew He would answer it? I long for a prayer life that has earnestness like the early church and sees God do the impossible!
Jesus thank you for answering prayer. I praise you that you can do the impossible and you hear your people when they pray. Increase my capacity for prayer and to connect with you.