THE PRAYER THAT BREAKS JAILS AND CHAINS (ACT 16:16-34)
Praise and Worship is a very important prayer
the healing and deliverance process. This
the prayer that uplifts and takes you to the presence of the Lord. It is a prayer that makes you overcome all the problems and breaks all the chains of the enemy.
– You have to fully understand what praise and worship is all about, and make them
enter your life.
2- Read well [Act 16:1 6-34] and keep it at heart.
3 Give the Lord sometime everyday; thank and Him for what He has done for you. “Paul and Silas met the girl who used to foretell the future and earn income for her guardians”.
Today we have many people just like this girl. They have places of worship and can tell you all about your life. Such people are visited by many1 yet they are not righteous — just like that girl.
“The girl followed them shouting, “Those are God’s people; who tell us how we con be saved”.
This girl was always saying the truth, but using satan’s gifts and powers, which satan gives to his followers to have access to the world of evil spirits. Many individuals use religion and the bible, the name of Jesus, the Saints, the Rosary and others related to religion to falsely preach the Word of God. They do miracles in the power of Satan but they are not righteous
With continuous shouts from the girl, Paul got annoyed and said, “In the name of Jesus, you spirit i order you to leave her!!!” Immediately the spirit left the girl.
Those who believe in the Lord have powers to silence everything, including the power of satan. Have faith; walk with the Lord, you will finally win the enemy satan in all ways.
“When the relatives of the girl saw that their market had fallen they started fighting and had great hate for Paul and his colleague – they put them in jail”.
Many places have been invaded where there is righteous worship of the Lord; the Lord’s people have also been attacked and persecuted quite on several occasions. Everything possible to fail them has been done. You should realize that even when one appears very righteous, talks bad about others, and at the same time destro God’s work done elsewhere, believe me that person is using the powers of satan.
“After beating them hard they put them in the inner prison where they were jailed.
Many times, most of us are accused innocently and are persecuted for doing weH, You may be hated at the workplace, on the village where you live because of the gifts you have, or of your good deeds, or good behavior — many are bewitched and killed. You may also be passing through this kind of life have courage the One who released Paul and his colleague is at your side.
Are you in jail, prison, or confused? Do as Paul and Silas did.
“In the middle of the night Paul and his colleague prayed to God and worshiped Him in prayer and songs. Suddenly, there happened to be power ‘that descended. The whole place shook and the doors of the jail broke open.
‘When you learn to praise God at all times, whether good or bad, the Lord will do the rest”
They prayed whole heartedly, puffing all their faith in God, with a lot of belief that He could not let them down, and they were feeling His presence around them.
You also have to enter in prayer with faith, tell the Lord all that you go through, crying or praying aloud with strength. Let your prayer weigh in your heart. Let your prayer be bigger and weigh more in your heart and in your words than the problem you are presenting.
After praying, they praised the Lord in songs. “After praying to God, believe and have faith that you have and will receive”.
After praying to God and asking Him to save and rescue them from the hands of their enemies, they had faith that God had heard their prayer. That is why they thanked and praised the Lord.
This prayer leans on praise, worship, faith and thanksgiving. God has given you and will give you what you have asked for.
First read and clearly learn the meaning and benefits of thanksgiving prayers. Praise so that you can achieve the victory that Paul and Silas reached.
When you are with God without concentration, do not expect anything. That is why we realize that those who complain about the kingdom of God have no way. You need to be with life full of thanksgiving and praise. When your heart if full of happiness and peace from the songs that are sung every time, you also need to thank God for his goodness.
When you pray to the Lord, He answers you and whenever you praise Him, He comes to you in the power, authority and glory.
In the kingdom of God, thanksgiving comes before praise, and that is the secret of the kingdom. The heart that knows to thank it is the heart that praises.
If you have anything you want from God, if you want Him to turn and look at you while praying, give yourself peace, feel satisfied in God when giving thanks.
Don’t let your problems blindfold you. Don’t forget the good things God has done for you. Probably you may annoy God. Whatever you do not have should remind you of what He has given you, so that you can be able to thank Him. When you thank the Lord
everyday he will continuously bless you.
GOD’S GOOD THINGS [Ps. 103: 3-5] What can increase your heart to praise the
Lord is to first thank Him [in 6: 11]. Those 7 that thank do not need to ask God, for they have called Him. Jesus also just
thanked Him for the bread; He did the same thing when he raised Lazarus from the dead. [Jn 6:11; in. 11:411; Thess. 5:18] When you have something you have lost, God is the reason why you lost everything, therefore thank Him.
Do not expect to win whenever you sweat. You might satisfy yourself in everything but God must be uplifted and thanked, for what you have and where you are, so that He can move you to a level you have not reached.
In the desert when God gave them manna they never thanked Him. That is why He never changed it for a period of forty years. Until you learn to thank for all the good things you have received from God, you will
never leave the desert of your life. Thank the Lord continuously for what he has given you.
Lead a life full of praise and God will protect you in everything. You may pray and fail to receive. Very difficult life situations need serious praising. Have faith like that of a small child who jumps around and dances. Every time you see things becoming impossible, praise with a rightful heart. The Lord will be with you in every situation.
3- STRUGGLE TO SEE THAT GOD IS NEAR YOU
When you praise God unceasingly, God also comes and is with you in person. God’s presence is for those who praise Him. [Ps. 114:1-4]. Failure to have the presence of God in your life is the root to problems you face; for when you praise God, everything goes in His hands and you remain victorious.
4- ENTER THE PRESENCE OF GOD
When you praise and thank the Lord, you enter into the presence of God [Ps. 100:4]. You need to fast for forty (40) days to receive the presence of the Lord. When you thank and praise you enter into the presence of the Lord. Every time you praise, the Lord comes immediately and fights the war. He is the fighter and once you continue in serious praise, satan is forced to throw away aM his weapons. [Ps. 149:1, 6, 9].
5- WHY PRAISE?
What you are and what you have, you do not get to you through your own power, intelligence or endowment, but because of the love of the Lord. You were selected and given the dignity even before you were born. You are God’s image – not of your own capabilities. You are on a pot full of God’s love and mercy because He is the one who decides to uplift you in dignily and love. God
has a strong plan for you in your life, which shows you his riches and dignity for you. You have only one thing to do – remain with Him and do not worry about the rest. It is only the Lord who decides to make you his child and a very expensive creature to Him – not for any reason. Therefore satan cannot make you throw away what you are in the Lord. That is the reason why you have to praise, thank, and be pleased with the Lord because you are a child with a purpose.
You may now be in a house of Portiphar or Prison like Joseph but soon you will find yourself on the throne ruling. Do not think God has taken or takes long to work. Believe He is taking you to a much beautiful destination, It is not your own power that will take you there, just forget about yours and start praising and thanking because all that belongs to you belongs to the Lord.
6- GOD LOVES VERY MUCH THE PROMSES
Every time you rise to praise to the Lord, believe you have touched His heart. A continuous praise never dries up the heart of God, and in praising 1-urn there is nothing that stands in your way and there is no greater person than God.
Praising brings special blessings because the Lord raises you up and there is no any satan can bring you down. Due to the special heavenly blessings you deserve all the good that comes from God [Songs of Songs 1:3]. An unusual praise brings with it unusual blessings [Ps. 6:7:5-61. You have cried enough, now praise and you will see the good things that come from God.
With a continuous praise, you will realize that things are getting better each other day. For your two fish and five loaves of bread to multiply for everyone to eat, you have to
praise. But when you dignify yourself because you think things are little, then even the little He has given will disappear from you.
Thank God for the little you have, even those you have not yet got will come your way.
The secret in things to multiply is by praising. Praising is the water which is sprinkled on every seed you plant in faith. We have many growers but few harvesters of the seeds that have multiplied within us. For even those who know how to praise are few.
Whatever you want from the throne of Grace is in abundance but you have to reach there
yourself in pleasant voices [Ps. 100: 1 -4]. If there is anything you want from God,
praising and dancing are the tools that can make you reach there. Every time satan hits you and you fall, gather yourself up immediately and kick him out by praising, you will quickly regain.
7- AVOID ABUSING OR ‘QUARRELING
When you praise, whatever they do to you they have done it to the Lord [Chrori 15: 1]. You need to praise in order to get God on your side
– He will win you wars [Joshua 6:20]. You have struggled with many wars but be cautious not to die in them. Whenever you need help from God, praise Him. He will do the rest. Life is full of problems, Praise destroys all the problems. For you to win the wars the price is to praise; therefore the war is not yours but for the Lord
[2Chron: 20 15-22],,
When you praise, you will be delivered [Act 16: 25-26].
8- TO BE LIFTED IN THE LIFE OF SPIRITS
Praising lifts you out of the world of spirits and that is the secret of your deliverance
is in Heaven. Lift the Lord in praises for he has the power to open all your blessings. Everything good in you comes from the Lord. Praise Him so that you are cured of dignifying
9- OUR ENIMIES
Despite the fact that you have right reasons, avoid complaining and quarrelling. The easiest way of destroying yourself and to getting nothing is to ask God questions and accuse Him in your heart. When you stop looking for what God has not given you, everything else wHl accumulate on you. If God was not on your side your enemies would have swallowed you [Num. 11.1]. Everyone who keeps complaining also keeps losing. Every time you complain God crosses out what He was going to give you. Stop saying that the Lord has delayed – wait while praising.
Tomorrow is in His in hands.
Again stop saying that what passed is better than what you have – you will decline in thanksgiving and please remember that it is satan’s trap.
Stop complaining about God’s timing. You will never reach anywhere or receive anything until you believe that God is right in everything He does.
The Holy Spirit gives us the gift of praising God and takes away our misery because the people of God are freed from complaints and quarrels, and are filled with happiness and peace because of continuous praising.
THIS IS A THREE DAYS’ PRAYER
It is advisable for all of us to fast on a day you say this prayer. If you can it is good to join
with others if possible – it is good to remember that this is a war prayer, and the Lord is the one fighting it, therefore we have to fulfill all what He says.
It is good for all who participate in this prayer to fast and if possible to involve
their family members who can also to fast [Read Chr. 1-4; 14-26].
Oh Lord, we built this place for worship, we said that whenever we get problems like wars, crimes, and sickness and meet every difficult situation, we shall stand in front of you and present our sufferings to you. Lord, look upon us and see the dangers
we are facing and the problems ahead of us.
(now present your problems to the Lord).
Remember, 0 Lord, from generation unto generation, our fore parents the Israelites, you never allowed them to be
destroyed by their enemies whenever they called to you, and you fought their enemies and saved them.
Oh Lord, be with us and do not leave us, do not hand us over to the hands of our enemies. Lord, prevent us from all dangers and evil powers that aftack us. We shall always praise and unceasingly thank you Lord when you fight our wars in the good name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Now let us praise the Lord with all our strength, because the power of prayer and praise is equal to the number of voices that come from them.
1- Sing the song of praise with faith and strength.
2.. Praise the Lord in your own words until you feel that His presence has descended upon you. (A loud prayer makes satan feel bad, but a silent prayer con make
him persevere. Therefore put your heart to lifting God, so that Satan leaves you.)
3- You can take [Ps.89:1 -1 7] those who have a problem with singing.
If possible, it would be good for those people who will join in this prayer this day to fast, It is also god to inform their family members those who can to fast. Read [Judges 6:11-2 1];- [7:1-22].
Oh Lord, the God of Israel, you liberated your people from Egypt where they were in slavery. You saved them from the power of the Egyptians and all who despised them. In doing that Lord, you became their God and they became your people. They disobeyed you but you forgave them, because of your boundless kindness. Even us 0 Lord, we pronounce you
as our God and we as your people. Do not look on our sins but your kindness should lead us every day.
Why Lord have you left your people to suffer like this? Satan’s people are blaspheming us saying “Where is your God? What kind of God is He who does not have power?” Therefore Lord, where are the miracles you perform for the people? 0 Lord let every one see how our God works.
You Lord, very well know our weakness. Satan and his agents are all around us, help us and break us from the chains of jail. Raise your powerful hand and save us. We shall praise you always and thank you unceasingly in the name of your son Christ Jesus. Amen.
Now let us praise the Lord with all our strength, because the power of a prayer of praise is equal to the number of voices coming from you.
1- Sing songs of praise with all your strength and faith.
2- Praise the Lord in words until you feel his presence descending upon you. (Satan is made to feel weak by a powerful prayer said aloud; but for a prayer said in silence he can persevere. Therefore concentrate on lifting God so that satan can leave you.
3- You may take [Ps. 71:22-24] and [71: 14-17] especially those who have a problem with singing.
lt would be good for those people who will loin in this prayer on this day to fast; it is also good to inform our family members if they can to fast with us.
Read [Jonah 2:1-101. Jonah adored and praised the Lord. Then the Lord told the fish to vomit out Jonah.
When I was in problems Oh Lord, I cried to• you for help and you responded. From the depth I cafled to you and you heard me. You caste me in the deep waters of the sea, the water surrounded me your strong waves covered me.
I thought I had been sent away from your presence, how will I go back to see your Holy place of worship?
The water covered me and was about to kill me. The depth of the sea surrounded me. The sea plant entangled itself around my head. I sank down where the mountains originate, in the world where its doors are closed all the days. But you my God took me out when I was alive
When I felt my life leaving me, I remembered to pray and Oh God you listened to my request when you were in your Holy place of worshIp.
Those who depend on meaningless lies keep themselves away from you who would have shown them kindness.
But I will give a sacrifice of praise you and I will fuiflU what I promised. I know my Lord is the one that saves.
Now let us praise the Lord with all our strength, because the power of prayerwith praising equals the number of voices coming from you
1- Sing songs of praise with aU your strength and faith.
2- Now enter into voices and shouting with ciii your strength to praise of the Lord.
3- Take [Ps. 89: 1-17] especially those who have a problem with singing.