PAUL AND SILAS PRAYED Acts 16:25-34
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.” (v25)
If you want to know if a spiritual practice is scriptural, look in the Word and see if you find Jesus or His disciples doing it. For example, what did the disciples do when they were faced with great satanic opposition? Certainly Paul and Silas were experiencing warfare with the enemy when they were beaten and cast into prison. (Acts 16:18,22,23) There is no doubt about that. The devil was the one stirring up those people against them. When Paul and Silas were cast into prison, their feet were put in stocks, and they were in a stationery position, deep in the innermost prison. (Acts 16:23-26). Well then, how could they get up in the heavenly to contend with the power of darkness that were opposing them? They praised God until the power of the Holy Spirit came down. At midnight, Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises to God, and God heard and delivered them (Acts 16:25) Praying and singing praises is a type of scriptural “wrestling” in the spiritual realm because you have to stay in faith, to do it. And because God responds to faith (Hebrews 11:6), He reached down and shook that old jail and delivered Paul and Silas. The word “wrestling” shows us that there is a spiritual conflict between the believers and the devil. But the wrestling is done in the arena of faith – in the spiritual realm. (Kenneth E. Hagin).
PRAYER LINE: Come quickly Lord, to help. Teach me to trust You in times of trouble. Remind me of Your presence and of the fact that You hold me in Your loving arms.
Clinging to your heavenly Father is your only hope.