The Power of Praise
May 19, 2022
25 “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.”
So, exactly when do we sing our praises to the Lord? When things are going well? Listen to these words to the song “Praise the Lord:”
"Bleeding in the darkness
The cell was cold and black
Driven to unconsciousness from the stripes upon his back
He heard a voice crying out his name
His mind began to clear
And in the darkness Paul replied 'Silus I am here
"Oh my brother Silus Paul uttered with a groan
Today I thought for sure we were going home
And when I opened up my eyes I would look upon his face
But here we are together in this dreadful place.
Still I will praise the Lord,
I will praise the Lord
No matter what tomorrow brings or
What it has in store still I will praise the Lord
"This may be a prison these may be chains But still I'm free
Free to praise His name
And in tribulation my heart still sings
He is my Messiah
He is the King of Kings
The prisoners started waking up as music filled their ears
Some men were cursing and others were in tears.
Then suddenly it happened
There was no mistake
As Paul and Silus praised the Lord
The walls began to shake"
Read the passage in Acts 16 and you’ll see that, even though they had been set free, no one left the prison. The guard went to kill himself thinking that they had all escaped knowing that he would have to complete their sentence. Paul led him and his whole house to Christ.
Father, I thank You for the prower of praise. In Jesus's name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.