Prayer that Causes Prison Break- Acts 12:1-17
Big idea: God loves to show off his presence, power and provision when we pray.
God hears our earnest prayers (1-5).
Prayer must have in balance two equal realities about God:
God’s omnipotence (power) and God’s sovereignty (will/plan).
Healthy prayer knows God is both powerful and has a plan.
- We know God is omnipotent so we pray trusting His power.
- We know God is sovereign so we pray submitting to His will.
God rescues us when we pray (6-11).
When you are praying for something, you be ready for God’s rescue:
- Wake up to God’s presence (7)
- Chains come off so leave them off (7)
- Get dressed (8) for action (8)
- Follow God out (9-10)
- Praise God personally (11)