THE DAILY FOUNTAIN
DAILY DEVOTIONAL OF THE
CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)
DATE: TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017 (St. James' Day)
TOPIC: PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS!
READ: ACTS 12:1-19
When righteous men fold their hands and do nothing during trying times, they only make it expedient for evil to thrive and spread. When Herod saw that his murder of James pleased the Jews, he arrested Peter and planned to murder him after the Passover. This provoked the Church to prayers. The earnest prayer of the Church received the approval of heaven as the angel of God intervened and miraculously freed Peter.
The Lord will always honour a praying Church or people because that is His will. How is your prayer life and that of your Church? This witness to the power of prayer and James' testimony that "the effective, fervent prayer of the righteous avails much" (James: 5:16). We should provoke the Church in Nigeria to prayer in these difficult times! When a Church or people that know the mind of God pray according to His will, His hand is moved to do great things. The Lord expects the Church in these perilous times to pray and show the way forward. He also calls Christians to awake from their spiritual slumber to WATCH AND PRAY against all the attacks on the Church by agents of darkness.
PRAYER: Lord, stir up Your Church by Your Spirit, that we may pray aright in a way that moves You to act mightily on our behalf.
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