The One About Praying in Dark Times

This feels appropriate to repost today. My Facebook newsfeed is full of people despairing and discouraged. How do we respond when we feel like things are going t get dark and difficult? It’s time to look to the light, not darkness and despair.

Honest about my faith

If someone who you cared for was executed because of their faith and at the same time another person who you knew was imprisoned because of their beliefs, what would you do?

When one church went through this, they gathered to pray. We don’t know if their prayers were full of confidence that God was going to fix things or whether they simply prayed because they didn’t know what else to do.

Either way, something remarkable happened!

As they prayed for Peter, who had been imprisoned, God set him free and he came and knocked at the door of the house in which the church was praying. Rhoda saw it was Peter and ran to tell everyone but they didn’t believe her.

Get that, they were meeting to pray for Peter and when he turned up they didn’t believe it was him.

I always used to think this was about a lack…

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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