Acts 16:25-26 NIV 2011
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violet earthquake that the foundations of the prisons were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.
After being arrested by a magistrate in Rome, they were stripped and beaten. Then they were placed in stocks in an inner cell of a prison. Like the Psalter, they prayed at night. Psalm 119:62, “At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.” The arrival of the Holy Spirit came with wind and sounds. Acts 2:2, “Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.” Freed the jailer saw their faith and wanted salvation. God hears the prayers of His people.
When asked to take on a new task, prayer is usually the first action of choice. But why is prayer at times the last action in a believer’s life? Spending time in daily prayer keeps my focus on the Father rather than myself. As a parent it’s wonderful to know what’s going on in the lives of my children and grandchildren. Prayer is my way of keeping the lines of communication open with the Lord. He knows my voice because He hears me regularly. God hears our prayers.
How will you communicate with the Father today?
Praying persistently together,