Life Changes When We Pray
It was a turning point for Peter.
It was a turning point for the church.
It was a turning point for mankind.
In a city called Joppa, God made it very clear that His Son had come not only to save Jews, but to save all people.
It was a pivotal point in church history, and it was the direct result of Peter spending time in prayer.
On the next day, as they were on their way and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray. (Acts 10:9 NASB)
There was nothing particularly unusual about the day. While others were preparing lunch Peter went up and spent some time in prayer – a decision that would change his life and ministry, not to mention the hope it brought to humanity.
Luke goes on to record that Peter saw a vision repeated three times, heard the voice and direction of God, obeyed God’s prompting to accompany these men to Cornelius’ house, and then witnessed the outpouring of God’s Spirit in ways he never imagined possible.
What mysteries await to be revealed in the secret place of prayer!
What wisdom has yet to be whispered in the quietness of prayer!
What power is beckoning to be released from the launching pad of prayer!
A few moments in prayer can change everything.