[The Glory Unveiled]
So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. ( Acts 12:5 )
The book of Acts is filled with the “acts of the gospel”. One of such common acts is prayer. And then in the book of Acts we see the power of this act on display. Peter in our anchor verse, was arrested and kept in prison, to be brought for trial the following day. But the church, [body of Believers] gathered together to earnestly pray for him. The result of that earnest prayer was that Peter was supernaturally released from prison even without the knowledge of the prison guards. In Acts 14:8-18, the Apostles Paul and Barnabas had caused an uproar by the healing of a lame man. Some Jews came to persuade the crowd to murder apostle Paul. They stoned him until he was unconscious and dragged him outside the city to die (verse 19). But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe ( Acts 14:20). Here again we see the power of cooperate prayer. The disciples gathered around him to pray for him and he was fine; fine enough to even travel. There is so much the body of Christ can do through cooperate prayers if we are united in heart. We need to carry the burdens of one another as if they were ours. You are responsible for the other Believer and they are responsible for you. Pray earnestly for someone today.
Prayer_Bead: Heavenly Father, Omnipresent Lord, thank you for attending to cooperate prayers. Burden me with the burdens of another, so that I may pray for them. Thank you for answering my prayers for them by meeting their needs.
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