Weapon Of Praise
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer;
and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
"And it shall come to pass,....."
* Prayer can not be stopped, but we can stop praying.
* The Acts church experience continuous supernatural
sign, wonders and miracle for Thirty (30yrs) after The
Day of Pentecostal. If they had that kind of move for
that period of time then where should we be today.
* Jesus instructed us to continue to pray so the Power
can continue to be displayed:
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;..(KJV)
ALSO [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up). (Amplified Bible)
2. " ....... that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
* Example of Effective Corporate Prayer Power
1.Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. 2.And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. 3.And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) 4.And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. 5.Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. 6.And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. 7.And, behold, the angel
of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. 8.And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. 9.And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision. 10.When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him. 11.And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews. 12.And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying. 13.And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda. 14.And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate. 15.And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel. 16.But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished. 17.But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things
unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place. 18.Now as soon as it was
day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter. 19.And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode.
20.And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king's country. 21.And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. 22.And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. 23.And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
24.But the word of God grew and multiplied.
God knows how to make prayer work in your favour.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,