Recently I have been reading the book of acts and one particular part caught my attention.
Acts 16:25-34King James Version (KJV)
25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.
I noticed how even in the midst of a testing situation they still managed to pray and praise God. God has been talking to me about the power of praise and how if is an offensive weapon that every Christian needs to know how to use. I don’t have the time to get into the details of how deep praise is in this post because that’s not the objective. However I will say this; I believe that the key to their supernatural breakthrough/deliverance that night was due to their praise.
After reading this I decided that every night at mid night I am going to pray and praise God for an hour. The aim of this is to remind myself who God is and how he can deliver me from any of the circumstances that I’m in just like that! As long as I continue to praise him and have confidence in him. Another reason is to remind the devil to stay clear of me because he is has absolutely no authority over a child of God especially them that carry an atmosphere of Praise. Finally the last reason is to remind the earth of who God is. When I remind the earth of who God is wherever I go people, the environment, the atmosphere and the universe will mold and shape in my favor because it recognises the presence of God that is with me when I show up.
For me this is something that I will be doing continuously but I want to invite you to try this out with me for the 7 days (I have already started). For 7 days praise and prayer for an hour every night at mid night then sit back and watch God work on your behalf. I’m believing for new levels of breakthrough and to see the supernatural hand of God come through in the lives of everyone who takes part in the praise and prayer challenge.
We will be starting from this Monday and be doing it every night throughout the week including next Sunday which is when the challenge will end. I would also love to here your testimonies because I know as we praise and pray in faith God will begin to do some crazy things in our lives. Email me ReachEarl@hotmail.com
Let’s Get it!