Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. Acts 12:5
First century church, the members were all baptized in the Holy Spirit. Miracles, signs and wonders were very common; they had witnessed the resurrection of Jesus. What a church to be part of. Now the same church is facing a problem. Their leader Peter has been arrested and will be killed after few days.
Church came together and started to pray without CEASING. Non-stop prayer, they did grumble or question. In trails and troubles let us follow this example. Prayers were answered, Lord sends His angel and delivered Peter and He came to the church where they were praying.
A servant girl named Rhoda came and heard Peter and she went in and told all that Peter is outside, see the response of the people who were praying for deliverance The Word says, ” They said to her, “You are out of your mind!” But she kept insisting that it was so. They kept saying, “It is his angel.” Acts 12:15. So what does it say, church prayed without enough faith? Is it? Yes put still they prayed. Yes even we do not feel like many times, but just pray. For our Lord understands our weakness. So we are left with no excuses, but to pray.
Lord, help me to pray without ceasing in every situation, even when I do not feel like. For you are so good and understands me so well and you are merciful and gracious to me. Amen.