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Monday, July 25, 2011

Just a Little Talk

Acts 12: 5-16

5Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
 6And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.
 7And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.
 8And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.
 9And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.
 10When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.
 11And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the LORD hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.
 12And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.
 13And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.
 14And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.
 15And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.
 16But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

This is but one of the many examples presented in the Bible of the results of sincere prayer. Peter had been arrested and jailed when Herod the King began his scourge against Christians. The church immediately went into fervent, around-the-clock prayer for Peter's safety and release.

Those prayers had great effect.

Prayer never goes unanswered, it's just that sometimes the answer is 'no.'

But still, as the song says, 'Just a little talk with Jesus makes it right.'

Song: This one is a classic from the Thrasher Brothers Quartet. The Thrasher Brothers at one time were quite a force within Southern Gospel Music. And this song will demonstrate why. This one is presented live, and they sing 'Just A Little Talk With Jesus' as only the Thrasher Brothers could. Enjoy... 

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