Fervent Prayer Works
Fervent Prayer Works
My Sermon Notes from October 13, 2019 Full Text: Acts 12:1-11
1那時，希律王下手苦害教會中幾個人， 2 用刀殺了約翰的哥哥雅各。 3 他見
猶太人喜歡這事，又去捉拿彼得。那時正是除酵的日子。 4 希律拿了彼得，
當著百姓辦他。 5 於是彼得被囚在監裡，教會卻為他切切地禱告神。 6 希律
醒了他，說：「快快起來！」那鐵鏈就從他手上脫落下來。 8 天使對他說：
9 彼得就出來跟著他，不知道天使所做是真的，只當見了異象。 10 過了第一
It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending
to persecute them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. 3 When
he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This
happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread. 4 After arresting him, he put him in
prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod
intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover.
5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.
6 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. 7 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.
8 Then the angel said to him, “Put on your clothes and sandals.” And Peter did so. “Wrap
your cloak around you and follow me,” the angel told him. 9 Peter followed him out of the
prison, but he had no idea that what the angel was doing was really happening; he thought
he was seeing a vision. 10 They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron
gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went through it. When they had
walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him.
11 Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent
his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people
were hoping would happen.”
(使徒行傳 Acts 12:1-11)
1. Would you agree that you pray hardest and fervently when you are in difficult situations?
2. When was the last time you prayed fervently? Pls elaborate
3. Have you ever experienced anything short of a miracle like Peter did as you prayed
fervently? pls share your it to your group