Power and Peace Through Prayer

I have often thought about what my greatest surprise will be when I go home to be with the Lord. After much pondering, I have concluded that it will be the tremendous power and peace that was available to me this side of heaven—and how infrequently I used it.*

*Richard Burr, Developing Your Secret Closet of Prayer, p. 8.  

The Failed Plot against Daniel

They knew Daniel. So to get rid of him, they outlawed prayer. He continued kneeling on his knees, three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God. as he had been doing previously (Daniel 6:10).”

But they didn’t know how powerful prayer is and they didn’t know how powerful God is. “God delivers and rescues and performs signs and wonders in heaven and on earth (Daniel 6:27).”

When People Pray

Peter was in prison, fastened with two chains, between two soldiers. An angel came. His chains fell off. Peter and the angel passed two guard posts. When they came to the iron gate, it opened all by itself (see Acts 12:6-17).

God did this.

But his friends did their part: While Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly for him. . . many were gathered for prayer (Acts 12:5,12).