Read: Acts 12:1-11
UNITED IN PRAYER
“Prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for Him.” (Acts 12:5)
The famous missionary, W. P. Burton, well-known pioneer in the Congo in Central Africa, tells of one afternoon he sat out to reach a neighbouring village before nightfall, but he became very ill with fever. Almost fainting from weakness and knowing that the dangerous jungle night was only an hour or so away, he sat down upon a fallen tree. He was too weak to pray, but after some minutes a wonderful feeling came over him. He received new strength to continue on his way.
More than a year later, when he returned home and told that story, he learnt what had happened. At the exact time he had become ill, thousands kilometres away in the homeland, a busy housewife was pushing her vacuum cleaner when she suddenly became greatly burdened for Mr. W. P. Burton. She immediately went to pray, and just at that moment God answered and touched the beloved missionary in Africa.
Always obey when you are prompted to pray!
Someone, somewhere is in need, and God will answer.
There is a scene where spirits blend,
Where friend holds fellowship with friend:
Tho’ sundered far by faith we meet,
Around one common Mercy Seat.
Yours in the Lord’s Vineyard (Dojeh, James E.).