In times of trouble or distress you may have heard someone say, ‘pray about it.’ Prayer is powerful. It’s a vehicle for transformation. But how do we unlock the power of prayer in our lives? One lesson that can be taken from the Bible is that there is power in unity.
Jesus said, ‘I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.’ Matthew 18:19
In Acts 12 the Apostle Peter was arrested, put in prison, surrounded by four squads of soldiers, and bound with chains between two soldiers as he slept (why so much security for one person?). But none of these man made attempts to keep Peter locked up worked. In Acts 12:5 we are told that ‘constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.’ The church coming together in agreement, to ask God for breakthrough on behalf of Peter, resulted in Peter being released from prison in a supernaturally miraculous way.
‘An angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, ‘Arise quickly!’ And his chains fell off his hands.’
Miraculous breakthroughs aren’t a thing of the past. They’re happening today in the Arab world. Some believers from Muslim backgrounds have been kidnapped, beaten and chased for accepting Christ. However, we’ve also heard reports of these persecuted believers receiving help or their family coming to Christ through miraculous circumstances, as direct answers to pray.
Putting prayer into practice
We’re inviting you to join believers from around the world in praying for the Middle East on the 4th -5th of October 2019, in a prayer movement we’re calling ASK 2019. Taking action on the Word of God, let us place our prayers before God in agreement and ask for transformation in the Middle East.
To download free resources and find out more, go to www.awm-pioneers.org/ask2019.