Wednesday, February 10, 2010
"A Praying Church"
“Peter therefore was kept in
prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for
Dear Christian, have you been praying? Have
you been at the Saviour’s feet with your petition? What burden do you
carry needlessly with you today? Could that heavy chain not been placed
in our Saviour’s hands? What joy would your heart hold today if you
knew that Jesus Christ was in control of your burdens? Can you see how
needless it is to fret all the night, and race all the day until your
strength is gone? Why faint? Why wrestle? Why murmur? Why complain?
Peter is in prison, and the king is out for blood. But the church was
on her knees! Peter was with the angel, and the church was on her
knees! Peter came to the house, and realized what God had done, and
when he knocked on the door he found the church on her knees! They were
astonished that he was there with them, but Peter testified that the
Lord had done this while they were on their knees! Peter found young
and old together, praying and believing God. Now Peter is out of prison
and the king is greatly displeased. Why? The church was on her knees!
Saint of God, you must be reminded that God hears your prayer. He is
the God with ears to hear, and a heart to feel, and hands to work, and
with feet to move! We must be moved by faith to run to Him as our High
Tower. God will answer prayer. We have carried our heavy burdens in our
strength, and we have looked to others for help, but He Who has the
power to do exactly as we need is mostly unasked. What needless pain we
bear! What a pity that as you read this you are overwhelmed. Why should
any child of His have to live so burdened? Did He not make us promises,
and has He always kept His Word? Then tell the doubter to be gone! Flee
to your Father’s arms, and make known your hearts desires to Him!
Prayer is no mystery, nor is it a learned grace. It is a child asking
His Father for help. Prayer is a child’s cry to a loving Father. The
devil is a liar and a thief! He has told you that your Father will not
hear you, and that you have no right to ask. He has stolen your peace
and your joy. He has robbed you of your strength and kept you from
knowing your Father intimately. Resist him, dear Christian, and he will
flee! Then run with haste to your Father’s throne, and get rest for
your weary soul.
With the church on her knees, Peter, the prisoner, is free and the king
is eaten up with worms! A church without prayer is a prisoner in
bondage and eaten up with worms of worry! Can you see the victory
in prayer? Why not kneel now, and seek the Saviour’s face?
Study verses - Acts 12:1-25; Psalm 65:2;
Hebrews 11:6; Matthew 7:7, 8;
John 14:14; James 4:6; Matthew 17:20; Mark 6:23.
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