Praise God who is ever near to us and imparts us daily with His Holy Spirit. We have power. Everything is possible to them that believe. Yes everything! About believing, let’s treat a topic I have often wondered about- ‘midnight prayers’. I figured this must have come out of the Paul and Silas experience- the ground-shaking miracle of their release from the maximum security cell in the jailhouse.
Our text is taken from Acts 16: 25 -26
Along about midnight, Paul and Silas were at prayer and singing a robust hymn to God. The other prisoners couldn’t believe their ears. Then, without warning, a huge earthquake! The jailhouse tottered, every door flew open, all the prisoners were loose (NKJV)
However, let’s take a second look at this situation, this miracle happened at midnight. They had been in jail, badly beaten and under guard- Do you reckon they just started praying at midnight or way before then? I strongly believe they started praying and singing way before Midnight-to encourage each other. As they gathered strength from weak bodies and soared in the Spirit, rendering praises to God, a miracle happened at MIDNIGHT!
Let’s understand that the midnight hour symbolises a move of God to turnaround situations and not a perculiar praying time- It’s the Spiritual timing of God’s intervention on our behalf because of our praise, prayers, supplication and most importantly His mercies, not about physical praying times. Oh and see! Even others get liberated alongside our ground-shaking miracle! (Vs 26), how powerful!!!
Let’s repent of the things created out of misinterpretation and focus on what God expects from us in the midst of our trials and tribulations.
Let’s begin way before the midnight hour to pray and praise God and look forward to that earth shaking, ground breaking miracle at MIDNIGHT!
Simply put- praying at midnight changes nothing- trusting and praising God in the midst of trials and tribulations creates a change and brings about deliverance.