Today's Verse: Acts 16:25 (KJV)

Monday, May 24, 2021

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
— Acts 16:25 (KJV)

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Falsely imprisoned, Paul and Silas had been beaten "with many blows," placed in prison, and locked down in stocks. Under such horrible circumstances, they managed to praise God in hymns and pray to their Father in Heaven. Under this kind of pressure, their faith caught the attention of the other prisoners who listened to them. We need to be reminded that over the years of Christian witness, some of the most effective times of evangelism happened because Christians remained faithful and joyous people despite persecution and harassment. Nothing should limit our prayer and praise. God will use them to reach the hearts of those in the most difficult of places!

My Prayer...

Holy Father, in times of adverse reaction against me because of my faith, I pray that you will make me a loving, respected, and forceful witness for Jesus. I ask this not so that I can boast, but so that others can more fully know your grace and come to Jesus to be saved. In the name of my Savior, Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Monday, May 24, 2021

A devotional to help reclaim Jesus as the daily Lord of our lives.
"My Beloved Disciple, I came to earth for a divine purpose, on a mission from the Father. I was determined to complete that mission. I was committed....."
A daily dose of Christian quotes to inspire and encourage.
"Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection not in words alone,but in every leaf in springtime."
Features the apostle Paul's writings turned into daily, powerful prayers.
"Dear Father, all-sufficient God, Let me be a letter from Christ written to people who need to hear the Good News, written not on paper with ink but....."
A daily guide from the gospels that challenges readers to live for Jesus.
"Then Jesus began to denounce the towns where he had done so many of his miracles, because they hadn't repented of their sins and turned to God. "What...."

Illustration

Illustration of Acts 16:25 (KJV) — And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.