HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Peter, therefore, was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.” (Acts 12:5).
Peter was in prison awaiting his execution. The Church had neither human power nor influence to save him. There was no earthly help, but there was a help to be obtained by the way of Heaven. They gave themselves to fervent, importunate prayer. God sent His angel, who aroused Peter from sleep and led him out through the first and second wards of the prison; and when they came to the iron gate, it opened to them of its own accord, and Peter was free. Hallelujah
There may be some iron gates in your life that have blocked your way. Like a caged bird you have often beaten against the bars, but instead of helping, you have only had to fall back tired, exhausted and sore at heart. There is a secret for you to learn, and that is believing prayer; and when you come to the iron gate, it will open of its own accord. How much wasted energy and sore disappointment will be saved if you will learn to pray as did the Church in the upper room! Insurmountable difficulties will disappear; adverse circumstances will prove favourable if you learn to pray, not with your own faith but with the faith of God (Mark 11:22). Souls in prison have been waiting for years for the gate to open; love ones out of Christ, bound by Satan, will be set free when you pray till you definitely believe God. It is time that the church comes home and pray until something happens. We need to set aside everything that hinders our movements and pray for God is about to usher in His second return. Before that happens the church has to be in line with God’s plan and purpose.
Emergencies call for intense prayer. When the man becomes the prayer nothing can resist its touch. Elijah on Mount Carmel, bowed down on the ground, with his face between his knees, that was prayer–the man himself. No words are mentioned. Prayer can be too tense for words. The man’s whole being was in touch with God and was set with God against the powers of evil. They couldn’t withstand such praying. There’s more of this embodied praying needed. –The Bent-knee Time
“Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused.” hallelujah
My dear friends, fellow readers, brothers and sisters, God loves to hear His children pray because prayer gets the attention of our Father. He wants to hear what we are asking for and why. It is time for faith-testing brethren. Pray for your loved ones that they may be saved and please pray for me and the church.