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    NO SUBSTITUTE for PRAYER
    by David Wilkerson

    "They brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds
    and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might
    fall on some of them" (Acts 5:15).

    The apostles lived and ministered in the realm of the miraculous.
    Even laymen such as Stephen and Philip, who served tables, were
    mighty in the Holy Spirit, working miracles and stirring entire cities.
    Peter was so full of the Holy Spirit that the sick were brought into
    the streets on beds and couches so that his shadow would fall on
    them for healing. It was not uncommon to see cripples healed and
    leaping through the temple.

    Why are we not seeing such miraculous power today? God has
    not changed! The apostles knew the cost of the miraculous and
    eagerly paid it. We have the same promises as the apostles and
    God is willing to move in such a way again. We need more of
    Jesus - more of his saving power, more of the miraculous -
    than any past generation.

    Why did God respond miraculously to the apostles? Because they
    were given to prayer! The book of Acts is the account of holy men
    and women seeking the Lordīs face. From beginning to end, it tells
    of how prayer moved God, whether in the upper room, in prison, or
    in some secret house. They prayed without ceasing, spending
    hours and days shut in with God until they received clear, detailed
    guidance.
    And what incredible specifics God gave them!

    Sadly, believers today have been taught to "take everything by faith,"
    so they seldom pray. Donīt be misled. You can receive the very
    same clear word from God as the apostles did if you seek his face
    in prayer with intensity. There is no substitute for time spent in the
    presence of the King. He is eager to show you his love, mercy,
    grace and power. "The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man
    avails much" (James 5:16).
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