Dearly Beloved Brothers and sisters in Christ. I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given you today is from the book of Acts 12:5-6, “So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.”
The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. When Peter was bound in prison, the church prayed for him to God. The Bible says, Peter ended up in jail as he went about preaching the gospel of Jesus and performed miracles amongst the people. There were people with sickness and people who were caught up in the clutches of the evil spirit and they were healed just when the shadow of Peter fell upon them. Many dead people rose up to life. Peter was a very useful instrument in leading people to the Lord. When the people had problems, Peter prayed for them.
Likewise, when Peter was in jail, the people prayed for him earnestly. That night while the people were praying, for Peter, God listened to their prayers, and sent an angel, of God into the cell, of the prison to deliver him. When the angel of God came into the prison, all the darkness in the prison vanished. There was light. The angel of God woke him and brought him out, of the prison. After he came out, he went to the house where the people were praying for his, deliverance. The people were astonished and they thanked the Lord for listening to their prayers.
My dear Brothers and sisters, ministers of God are appointed by God to be His steward, and to be a channel of blessing to all. It is the responsibility of every individual to pray for the ministers of God who bring good tidings to you from the Lord. And who intercede on your behalf. When God introduces you to a minister of God or to a ministry, you must maintain a good relationship with them. Do not ever cut off your relationship with the church you go to or the ministry you have been introduced because God is present there. When you are in some trouble, the minister of God, fast and pray for you. Likewise if the minister has some problem, you must also be able to pray for him. When you pray for the ministers of God, He listens to your prayer and will send forth his angel to deliver them. Pray earnestly with reverence. The Lord will listen to your prayers and will answer you.
God bless you.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord thank you for appointing ministers of God to pray and bless your children. May they have good relationship with the ministers of God. May you give your children the wisdom to pray for the ministry and the minister of God. Help them to pray for other fellow men in the church and Use the ministers of God like Peter, to heal all those who come to him for healing. In Jesus name we pray.