Key Scripture

“Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.”

— Acts 12:5

Agreement brings deliverance!


When Peter was arrested and jailed by Herod for preaching the Gospel, prayer warriors began joining together to intercede. God heard the great chorus of petitions and sent an angel to Peter: “And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands” (Acts 12:7, KJV).

It was agreement that brought release.

And that unity in prayer continued. What did Paul and Silas do when they were confined for the sake of the Gospel? They joined forces and fervently called on God (Acts 16:25-26).

Because Paul experienced the power of agreement, he later asked fellow Christians to pray for his deliverance. He said, “Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me, that I may be delivered” (Romans 15:30-31).

Today, there are people everywhere who are locked in spiritual prisons. How can they experience freedom and liberty? Join fellow Christians in prayer.


A Prayer for Today

Dear heavenly Father, I stand upon Your promises. I ask for great harmony to sweep through the body of Christ, that all tribes and tongues will one day acknowledge You as Savior and Lord. Too easily in the past, we have allowed division based on culture, language, or race. Change us, Lord, and unite us. Let us come together in one accord over what we have in common rather than being fractured over how we differ. I pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.


*All Scripture references are KJV unless otherwise noted.