Acts 12:11-19 are the verses for this week. It’s the story of Peter coming to the door at Mary’s house where many people had come together to pray for him to be released from prison. He knocks at the door of the house and Rhoda, the servant girl, recognizes his voice, but she doesn't answer the door. She is so excited that she runs back and tells everyone that Peter is at the door. The people hard at work praying thought she was crazy. God wasn’t going to actually answer their prayer- right? They were just praying because that’s what you do. You pray. Do you ever pray just because that’s what we are supposed to do? Do you ever pray not expecting God to show-up? I do. I don’t think we realize the power of prayer. Sometimes we pray for the same request for so long we lose hope…that God will answer any of our requests. He always hears. He always answers. He always cares. He always knows our heart.
So when you pray, know God hears. Don’t stop expecting like I stopped going to the door. Believe. We pray to the God who can truly do anything. Pray expecting this week.