Problem, what to do?
Peter and John in Acts 3 went to church to pray, there they healed a a crippled man who was 40 years old. Seeing this and after hearing about Jesus many came and believed the words Peter and John spoke and they came to the saving knowledge Lord Jesus. Chief priest and the elders caught the disciples threaten them not to speak of Jesus, warned them strictly and send them back. These people crucified Jesus, They could kill the disciples also. They went back and told everything the the believers. How would we respond hearing this ?
Prayed and Proclaimed
When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them
. Acts 4:24 In tough times raise your voice to pray, not to cry out your doubts, but to speak out how big our God is. He is above and supreme God, describing him changes the atmosphere. In our heart lets stand in awe of our Lords greatness.
Prayed the Petition
Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness
. Acts 4:28 Speak the exact situation and also confess our desire, make the requests made to the Lord. Jesus promised to answer us when asked in His name. Deliverance comes when we pray our desires. Let us continue to desire the fulfillment of our call.
Prayed for Power
Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus
Acts 4:29 Let us stop fearing our situation and asking for safety but let us start asking powerful and miraculous things to happen, that more people will know Jesus, let awesome things happen for the glory of God. Let us pray powerful prayers
Result of Prayer
After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly
Acts 4:30 Wow what response from God for the prayers. Let us also be able to pray with power. Holy Spirit enable us to pray like this. Jesus cleanse us as white as snow, that we will boldly pray with power. Father Lord enable to live a life of purity and holiness that we bring glory to you.