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praise in prison


Acts 16:25-28

New International Version

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!


What about your midnight? Do you ever feel you are in a dark place? Midnight is the darkest time of the night, meaning when the sun is farthest below the horizon, and corresponds with when the sky is darkest. So what are we going to do in our midnight? Are we praising God or blaming God. Paul did nothing to be in this prison. But he knew how to praise God in his prison. What are people listening to while you are in your prison? Do they hear you praising or complaining? When we learn to praise Him then maybe the ones we want to come to God will hear and believe. It’s hard to believe us when all we do is complain. Maybe you don’t deserve what you are getting right now but God knows what He will do for you in this situation. He will not only do it for you but all those who are listening to you praise God. God bless you.

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