The Power of Prayer
While the church was thriving and booming in Antioch it faced persecution in Jerusalem. King Herod “had the apostle James killed with the sword” and because this pleased the Jews in Jerusalem he arrested Peter. But, Herod and the Romans were no match for the power of God and a praying church. Acts says, “But while Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly for him.” And God heard their prayers and responded quickly. God sent an angel to release Peter from prison and confound Herod’s plans to put Peter on trial (for the purpose of killing him). Again, Herod was no match for God and a praying church. Which reminds us that God uses a praying church to accomplish supernatural things beyond human explanation. That’s what Northwood wants to be – a praying church that God uses to do supernatural things beyond human explanation. We want to pray and see God do amazing things that speak of his power and glory. So, join other Northwooders in praying for God to do supernatural things through us.