“The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists.”
Acts 12:6-7 NIV
Herod considered Peter such a threat he had 16 soldiers guard him and one soldier on each side of him at night while sleeping. How in the world could Peter sleep with guards on either side, bound in chains and more guards outside the cell? He was sleeping so hard, even though bound in chains and with guards on either side, the angel struck him on the side to wake him! The key is found in verse 5:“…the church was earnestly praying to God for him.” Peter was at complete peace, even knowing Herod had already had James put to death by sword, because the church was praying for him.
“…The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16 NIV
Who do you need to pray for today?🚦
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