Thanks for joining for this week’s Refreshing and Renewing Service! Rev. Kevin Galloway shares a powerful word that encourages us that we should begin “Expecting Prayer to Work Even When You Fail”. He draws from scripture in Acts 12:1-5,12-16 which reads:
“Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. 2 Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword. 3 And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also. Now it was during the Days of Unleavened Bread. 4 So when he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four [a]squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover. Peter was therefore kept in prison, but [b]constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.
12So, when he had considered this, 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 girl named Rhoda came to answer. 14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, because of her gladness she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter stood before the gate. 15 But they said to her, “You are beside yourself!” Yet she kept insisting that it was so. So they said, “It is his angel.”
16 Now Peter continued knocking; and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished.” (Acts 12:1-5,12-16)
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