The Power of Praise and Prayer

It is usually in our darkest moments that we experience the awesome power of prayer.

In the Book of Acts we read that Paul and Silas were arrested, beaten and thrown into prison for preaching the gospel.

At midnight, Paul and Silas started praying and singing songs of praise to our Father God.

Suddenly, there was a great earthquake and the foundation of the prison was shaken.

The chains holding Paul and Silas were broken and the prison gates were thrown open.

That is what the power of praise can do. It can pull down anything that is burdening you in your life.

So, remember, whatever challenges you may be facing don’t stop praising and worshipping God. For it is in your darkest moments that you will truly experience the awesome power of Prayer.

God Bless

Geoffrey

Thanking God in Prayer

I am very conscious that I spend much of my prayer time in asking our Father God for everything that I need.

I always seem to have a prayerful ‘shopping list’, that I lay at the foot of God, of things that I need to improve not only the quality of my own life but so that I am able to help more and more people enter a deeper relationship with our Heavenly Father.

However, I always try to remember to thank Him for everything that He has graciously, and generously, bestowed upon me.

He is a God of many miracles, and I would not be writing this message today, if it were not for His grace in saving me from my ‘death’ bed.

So, in my morning prayers, I do take a minute, perhaps longer, to thank Him for everything I have and for all His love and compassion that He gives to me every day, and in so many wondrous ways.

Praise be the Lord. Hallelujah

With many prayerful blessings

Geoffrey

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

The apostles were in the middle of their Pentecostal feast when suddenly a loud sound, like a fierce wind, filled their ears.
 
All the apostles felt alive and full of energy, totally revitalized, and as they looked at each other in amazement and wonderment, they saw that every apostle had a tiny flame hovering over their head.
 
“The Holy Spirit has arrived”, they exclaimed and they were even more astonished to discover that they were all speaking in different languages.
They all felt as though they had unlimited energy, courtesy of the Holy Spirit, and they ran excitedly out into the nearby streets giving thanks to God in many different languages.
 
Some were preaching about God in Greek; whilst others were preaching about Jesus in Latin. And some were praising the Holy Spirit in Arabic.
 
It was the tradition that many people from the surrounding countries visited Jerusalem at the time of Pentecost.
 
And when these people from foreign lands heard the apostles preaching with the mighty power of the Holy Spirit, they marvelled, one to another:
“These men are only from the area of Galilee. So how is it that they can speak our language fluently?”
 
But some people just laughed and made fun out of the apostles by saying that they were only drunk!
 
But when they heard Peter preaching everyone felt an emotional stirring because of his vibrant passion.
 
“Most certainly we are not drunk, far from it”, Peter joked. “We are followers of Jesus of Nazareth. He has come back from being dead. We have seen him with our own eyes!
 
And today the Holy Spirit has descended upon us, which is why you are able to understand what we are saying in your own language.”
 
And Peter continued, “Those of you who are truly sorry for all the sins that you have committed may receive God’s blessing today. Will you join us?”
 
And that very day, following Peter’s preaching and teaching more than 3,000 people were baptized and became followers of Jesus.
 
Praise be the Lord. Hallelujah
With many peaceful blessings
Geoffrey