1601 South 13th Road · Arlington, VA 22204

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Sun, Mar 17, 2019

Prayer Meeting In Prison

Did you know the simplest of prayers and the singing of hymns, even from a prison cell, can possess the magnitude of an earthquake? Now that is powerful. In the 16th chapter of Acts, apostle Paul and his missionary companion Silas prayed and sang their way out of undeserved captivity, liberating other prisoners as well.

Jailhouse bars are wholly ineffective in confining one’s soul. Though a person may be physically held in captivity, the mind and spirit cannot be contained. Prayer is the means to freedom. Even in the still hours of the night, even at midnight, when darkness is all encompassing and lightness feels far away, prayers can make their way to God. In the dark silence when all is calm, that may be when prayer is most earnest. God is listening.

The trials you face and tears you cry have a purpose. They are God’s way of helping you understand that you can always rely on him. While praying for your own breakthrough and liberation, also pray for the concerns of others. Pray for unjust systems, leaders and situations that can only be transformed by the Lord. Prayer can bring a nation together and crumble divisive walls. Whether the sunshine is hiding behind ominous clouds or invisible during the midnight hour, be assured you always have his ear. Just like Paul and Silas, pray until some happens. Pray until all are free.
Duration:25 mins 2 secs

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1601 South 13th Road
Arlington, VA 22204