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Molly’s Minute: The Power Of Prayer

February 6, 2023

In the book of Acts, chapter sixteen, Paul and Silas are thrown in prison in Philippi.

They didn’t get a fair trial or any chance to defend themselves. They know they shouldn’t have been locked up.

But even so, Paul and Silas don’t try to escape from their cells or break their chains.

As they’re sitting behind bars, they pray.

And all of a sudden, the ground shakes, their chains come loose, and the prison doors swing wide open.

What Paul and Silas knew was that prayer had more power than anything they could do on their own. Because prayer is not a shot in the dark. It’s not just words or wishful thinking.

Prayer is an appeal to the God who can do anything.

So, whatever situation you’re facing today, don’t underestimate the power of prayer. Take it all before God, knowing that He hears you and that He is on the move.

Acts 16:25-26 “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened.”

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