Theme: PRAYING AND WAITING ON THE LORD ALWAYS
Text: “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” – James 5:16.
Comment: When we realise the efficacy of prayer we would not neglect to cast our burdens on the Lord and trust firmly that He will solve them for us. Even things people think are impossible God is able to do them for His people. After the wicked King Herod had killed James the brother of John and kept Peter in prison, intending to kill him after the Passover, “prayer was made without ceasing of the Church unto God for him.” He was miraculously released by an angel of God whereby “his chains fell off from his hands”. When they came to the iron gate leading to the city, the gates “opened to them of his own accord”. This is a clear testimony to the power of prayer. Please read Acts 12:1-19.
When Paul and Silas were locked up in prison on charges of introducing a new religion and thereby endangering public peace and safety, they prayed to God and sang praises to Him. He answered them. An earthquake occurred suddenly and immediately all the doors of the prison were opened and their chains loosened. The miracle led to the conversion of the jailer and his house. These are some of the instances in the Holy Bible which serve to teach us that it is most rewarding to pray and to wait on God Almighty. – Acts 16:16-36.