|But prayer was made without ceasing, of the church unto God for him| (Acts xii.5).
But prayer is the link that connects us with God. This is the bridge that spans every gulf and bears us over every abyss of danger or of need. How significant the picture of the apostolic church: Peter in prison, the Jews triumphant, Herod supreme, the arena of martyrdom awaiting the dawning of the morning to drink up the apostle's blood, -- everything else against it. |But prayer was made unto God without ceasing.| And what the sequel? The prison open, -- the apostle free, -- the Jews baffled, -- the wicked king eaten of worms, a spectacle of hideous retribution, and the Word of God rolling on in greater victory.
Do we know the power of our supernatural weapon? Do we dare to use it with the authority of a faith that commands as well as asks? God baptize us with holy audacity and Divine confidence. He is not wanting great men, but He is wanting men that will dare to prove the greatness of their God.
But God! But prayer!