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Molly’s Minute: The Powerful Appeal Of Prayer

June 9, 2021

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.

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. It’s powerful.

God heard Paul and Silas’ prayers and literally broke their chains.

Do you believe that He can respond to your prayers with that same power?

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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