Today’s Key Scripture (all references NKJV unless otherwise noted:

So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them, who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: ‘Why did the nations rage, and the people plot vain things? The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against His Christ.’”                   —Acts 4:24-26

There is amazing power when you pray with the promises of God. Moses and Jacob claimed the declarations of the Lord. And in this passage of Acts 4, so did Peter and John.

After the two disciples had been threatened by the Pharisees not to preach in the name of Christ, they gathered with fellow believers and became proclaiming God’s promises.

Of course God knew what His Word proclaimed, yet Peter makes a point of repeating it again. “Lord, you said ‘Why do the heathen rage?’  You declared that ‘the rulers would stand up’ You said, Lord!”

After praying the promises of God, Peter stated, “And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.” (Acts 4:30, KJV)

What was the result? “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.” (Acts 4:30, KJV)

If you want the Lord to begin shaking things around you, start praying “Lord, You promised! Lord, You said!”

A Prayer for Today:

Father, I’m standing on Your promises today. I acknowledge You as Savior and Lord of my life. Each time I come into Your Presence, let Your fullness and glory flow over me so that I can be a better reflection of Your power, glory, and anointing. Help me to remember to pray Your promises in every situation. Help me to focus on You. I wamt to know You better. I want to understand Your will. May I glorify You in word and deed today. I pray this in the Name above all names, Amen!