Pastor Tim Romero
Acts 10:3,9 (ESV): 3 About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come in and say to him, "Cornelius." "9 The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray."
The sound of praying people pleases God. So much so that miracle after miracle has come as a result of prayer. If you want to see God move miraculously start praying!
The early church was rooted in prayer. Here we find the prayers of two men, Cornelius and Peter. Cornelius, a Gentile and God fearer, was devout in worship and prayer to the God of Israel. Peter, an Apostle of Jesus Christ and worshipper of the Father, was also a Jew who still considered Gentiles unclean. Through prayer God brought strangers into true genuine fellowship with one another.It was a bona fide miracle. Cornelius was given a vision of an angel that declared his prayers and alms has ascended to heaven, through prayer. Cornelius acts on what he was and sent two me to Peter. Meanwhile in Joppa Peter was given a vision of a sheet with all kinds of animals and he was instructed to "kill and eat". God was making it known that the ceremonial law was abolished (Eph 2:15) and the Gentiles were fit for heaven of they would believe in Jesus. Two worlds colliding as a result of prayer.
Are you missing out on something God wants to show you? Pray Christian.God will move through your prayers and work miracles and reveal deep truths about who He is as we pray. You can't afford not to pray. Set aside some time every day and seek the Lord. Make it a daily discipline of your life. You will see God do miraculous things through your petitions and cries. Pray!
Father, what an honor it is that we have full access to You through Your Son. Forgive us for not taking advantage of it Lord. Put it in our hearts to daily commune with You not only as seekers but also as a worshippers. We believe, desire and trust Your will. Let it be done on earth as it is in heaven, let it be done in me even now we pray in Jesus name, amen!