Surprised by Answered Prayer

Andy Nearpass

Read: Acts 12 So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church. (v. 5) What if you dared to pray earnestly and made a bold request of the Lord, would you expect an answer? Would you even believe it if you were told that the Lord had answered your prayer? The New Testament church was committed to prayer; the book of Acts attests that they were a praying church. They prayed, …

Prayer in Times of Crisis

Andy Nearpass

Read: Daniel 9 I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my plea before the LORD my God for the holy hill of my God . . . (vv. 20-21) Do you go looking for God when trouble comes your way? Or have you been talking to him all along? It’s good to have a doctor before you enter an emergency room. Sooner or later we will all face trouble. It …