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in Action
Sermon Series
on the Book of ACTS
The Church
In Prayer
Acts 10:34-48
Fervently
Praying
Prayer is not about
getting our will
done in Heaven;
it is about getting
Gods will done on
earth.
I. Prayer Was
Initiated
Acts 12:5
Acts 12:5
5. Peter therefore was
kept in prison: but
prayer was made
without ceasing of the
church unto God for
him.
II. Prayer Was
Answered
Acts 12:6-11
Acts 12:6-11
6.
6. And
And when
when Herod
Herod would
would have
have
brought
brought him
him forth,
forth, the
the same
same night
night
Peter
Peter was
was sleeping
sleeping between
between twotwo
soldiers,
soldiers, bound
bound with
with two
two chains:
chains: and
and
the
the keepers
keepers before
before the
the door
door kept
kept the
the
prison.
prison. 7.
7. And,
And, behold,
behold, the
the angel
angel of
of
the
the Lord
Lord came
came uponupon him,
him, and
and aa light
light
shined
shined in
in the
the prison:
prison: and
and hehe smote
smote
Peter
Peter on
on the
the side,
side, and
and raised
raised him
him up,
up,
saying,
saying, Arise
Arise upup quickly.
quickly. And
And his
his
chains
chains fell
fell off
off from
from his
his hands.
hands. 8.8. And
And
the
the angel
angel said
said unto
unto him,
him, Gird
Gird thyself,
thyself,
and
and bind
bind on
on thy
thy sandals.
sandals. And
And so
so he
he
did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy
and
and wist
wist not
not that
that it
it was
was true
true which
which
was
was done
done byby the
the angel;
angel; but
but thought
thought
he
he saw
saw aa vision.
vision. 10.
10. When
When they
they were
were
past
past the
the first
first and
and the
the second
second ward,
ward,
they
they came
came unto
unto the
the iron
iron gate
gate that
that
leadeth
leadeth unto
unto the
the city;
city; which
which opened
opened
to
to them
them of
of his
his own
own accord:
accord: and
and they
they
went
went out,
out, and
and passed
passed on on through
through one
one
street;
street; and
and forthwith
forthwith thethe angel
angel
departed
departed from
from him.
him. 11.
11. And
And when
when
Peter
Peter was
was come
come to to himself,
himself, he
he said,
said,
Now
Now II know
know of of a
a surety,
surety, that
that the
the Lord
Lord
hath
hath sent
sent his
his angel,
angel, and
and hath
hath
delivered
delivered meme out
out of
of the
the hand
hand of
of
III. Prayer Was Rewarded
Acts 12:12-14
Acts
Acts 12:12-14
12:12-14
12.
12. And
And when
when he
he had
had considered
considered
the
the thing,
thing, he
he came
came to
to the
the house
house
of
of Mary
Mary the
the mother
mother of
of John,
John,
whose
whose surname
surname was
was Mark;
Mark; where
where
many
many were
were gathered
gathered together
together
praying.
praying.
13.
13. And
And asas Peter
Peter knocked
knocked atat the
the
door
door of
of the
the gate,
gate, a
a damsel
damsel came
came
to
to hearken,
hearken, named
named Rhoda.
Rhoda.
14.
14. And
And when
when she
she knew
knew Peters
Peters
voice,
voice, she
she opened
opened not
not the
the gate
gate
for
for gladness,
gladness, but
but ran
ran in,
in, and
and told
told
We have all had the
same experience.
We have prayed for
something with very
little confidence that God
would grant it, yet He
did grant it because He
is good and He wants us
to see and praise His
How much better if we
pray with faith! Not only
will faith accomplish
more, but also it will
please God. Instead of
doubting His goodness,
faith exalts it and proves
our love.
great
great mercy
mercy he he has
has given
given usus new
new
birth
birth into
into aa living
living hope
hope through
through
the
the resurrection
resurrection of of Jesus
Jesus Christ
Christ
from
from the
the dead,
dead, and
and into
into an
an
inheritance
inheritance thatthat can
can never
never perish
perish
or
or spoil
spoil or
or fade
fade -- kept
kept inin heaven
heaven
for
for you
you ,, who
who trough
trough faith
faith are
are
shielded
shielded by by Gods
Gods power
power until
until the
the
coming
coming ofof the
the salvation
salvation that
that is
is
ready
ready toto be
be revealed
revealed in in the
the last
last
time.
time. In
In this
this you
you greatly
greatly rejoice,
rejoice,
though
though nownow for
for aa little
little while
while you
you
prayer that is based on
Gods Word. When we know
the promises that He has
given, and understand His
character and the principles
by which He works as
revealed in His Word, we
can pray with confidence
and authority, knowing that
Seek Gods Prayer Plan
for Your Life!
GOD BLESS!

PRAYING FOR YOU


ALL!