Prison Escapee

I have heard the story of Peter’s escape from prison in Acts 12 (this is the first time I've read it), but what I've never heard verse five. It says, "So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was made fervently by the church to God." When I read that verse, it made me think. What were they praying for? For God to give Peter strength, or for Peter to escape? What about James and John who were killed three verses earlier? Were they not prayed for as much as Peter? Would God have saved Peter if there hadn't been fervent prayer? Anyway leave a comment and tell us what you think.


P.S. My brother (Kade) and I are leaving today to go to St. Louis for a father-son retreat, and Nick will be leaving tomorrow to join us so we won't be back until either Saturday night or Sunday morning. Until next time! Adios!


Life Savior February 7, 2008 at 10:26 AM  

It was God's plan for them to pray, and when they did, God answerd them.

Jo-shmo February 7, 2008 at 10:47 AM  

It was God's will for James and John to die for Him. And I'm positive that they are thankful that they did.

Life Savior February 7, 2008 at 11:10 AM  

I would have to agree to both of you. Maybe the church prayed for Peter fervantly because James and John died and they didn't want him to die. Maybe the church had not been praying as much as God would have liked so He used the deaths of James and John for that purpose.


Rachel February 7, 2008 at 5:01 PM  

Actually, they did not kill John. I read that today too,it just says 'James, the brother of John'.... and maybe God just had another plan for Peter, or he used that miracle to help strengthen the faith of the church.

Life Savior February 7, 2008 at 5:06 PM  

Thanks guys. Later


Rachel February 7, 2008 at 7:14 PM  

Hey, I like the 4men4Christ thing ;)


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