One of the best known stories in the book of Acts is Peter’s dramatic release from prison (Acts 12:6-11). The day before Peter was to be brought to trial before Herod, the chains literally fell off and he walked out of prison. Even Peter could hardly believe it-at first he thought he was dreaming. A lesser known part of the story happens just before the great escape, in Acts 12:5, ‘…the church was earnestly praying to God for him.’ Prayer really does bring about change. Want a change in your life? Pray about it. Ask others to do the same. Then wait and watch (with expectation)!
This month please pray for …
- For the marriages in our church and community-a favorite target of the enemy
- For the people in our county who are unsure of where their next meal will be found
Please For Pray for Bible School Students in Vietnam: ‘On Sunday Nov. 2nd, a group of people wearing masks began throwing stones at a Bible School church in southern Vietnam during a worship service. Nearly 300 people threw stones and other objects at the church, breaking many windows that had been repaired after the school was attacked in June. Some who attended the worship service were followed home and severely beaten by the attackers; the injured Christians required emergency medical attention.’*
*This request was shared by Voices of the Martyrs. You can visit their website, http://www.persecution.com, to see more areas of needed prayer.
All are welcome to the prayer circle that meets every Monday night at 7:00PM in the St. Paul’s cry room. You can share requests, pray for others if you want (this is always optional) and enjoy a time of quiet prayer in the sanctuary. It lasts about an hour and is a wonderful way to begin your week.
If you have a prayer request, contact Jean Luebke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-812-0828.