Praying For God’s Intervention In Our Midnight Hour
Night of Divine Encounter (NODE) 9th Edition, Day 7 - Praying For God’s Intervention In Our Midnight Hour - Join us on Friday, April 1st, 2022 for the Night of Divine Encounter between 7pm to 10pm MST. Theme- The Midnight Hour
Praying For God’s Intervention In Our Midnight Hour
Today, we are going to be praying for God’s intervention in our midnight hour. Midnight hour is actually a time to be fast asleep. However, Paul and Silas decided to pray and worship God in the midnight hour. They did not just pray or worship God silently. The bible records that all the prisoners heard them. Don’t be afraid to worship God in your midnight hour. Psalm 30:5 says, “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. I believe that Paul and Silas understood the scripture. They knew that whatever persecution and affliction they had experienced during the day should only endure for a night. So they decided to seek God’s intervention and He intervened.
Analysis of Paul and Silas Midnight Hour Experience
Have you ever been punished for doing the right thing to the extent of going to jail? That was Paul and Silas’ experience. Have you ever suffered for your action despite the fact that you know perfectly well that you are doing the will of God? That was exactly what happened to Paul and Silas. The midnight experience that they had was as a result of doing exploits for God. Before midnight, they went through a lot of trouble. They were beaten mercilessly and ridiculed. You can imagine the caliber of people that would have been in the prison with them. The armed robbers, the hardened criminals and many others who committed serious offenses. Yet, Paul and Silas were also with these people despite the fact that they did nothing wrong.
You might be at your lowest ebb during your midnight hour. In your midnight hour, you might be categorized with people who are actually in the prison by the virtue of their wrong doings. You might be tagged a criminal and no one might want to believe your stories that you are not one. However, all the challenges you have faced should just wait till midnight. The midnight hour is a time to take some actions in order to change your story. There are some actions you must take at your midnight hour that will lead to joy in the morning.
Your midnight hour is not a time to sleep
Don’t joke with your midnight hour. It is not a time to sleep or slumber. It is a time to pray and worship. Other prisoners were sleeping in their midnight hour but Paul and Silas stayed awake. Even the jailer who was guarding the prisoners had slept off. Many have lost their miracle because they slept during their midnight hour. Ordinarily, midnight is actually supposed to be a time to sleep. However, the joy that will come in the morning is dependent on what you do in your midnight hour
God can put your enemies to sleep in order to give you your miracle
When God wants to deliver you from every trouble you have gone through in your midnight hour, He will put your enemies to sleep. They will wake up just to realize that God has set you free. Your enemies will wake up just to realize that God has opened all doors for you. Your enemies will wake up just to realize that you have received your freedom from all forms of bondage.
David’s Midnight Experience
David was the last born of his father. He had seven brothers ahead of him. God chose him among his brothers to rule over the nation of Israel despite the fact that he was the last born. Prophet Samuel anointed him as a replacement to king Saul (1 Samuel 16:1-13). One would have thought that immediately Samuel anointed him, he would ascend the throne. At least, that was what happened to king Saul. He became the king shortly after Samuel anointed him. In the case of David, he went through a wilderness experience after he received the anointing. For thirteen years, he ran helter-skelter in the bush for his dear life because king Saul wanted him dead.
How can the anointing lead to a wilderness experience? The Holy Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness for forty days and forty nights and the devil tempted Him. The only difference between Jesus and David was that David’s wilderness experience lasted much longer than that of Jesus. One day, God remembered David. He destroyed his enemy and elevated him to the throne. I pray that God will shorten your midnight experience in Jesus’ name. I pray that your weeping is over today in Jesus’ name
Jesus’ Midnight Experience
Jesus came to this world for the main purpose of saving mankind. He went all about doing good, healing the sick, raising the dead and delivering all those under Satan’s oppression (Acts 10:38). However, when it was time for Jesus to go to the cross, it was not an easy cup for Him to drink. It was His own wilderness experience (Matthew 26:39). Even God the Father forsook Jesus at that moment. Jesus had to cry unto God and said “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me” (Matthew 27:46).
What can we learn from this? What this means is that, at times, when you are going through your midnight hour, it might look as if God has forsaken you. At times, when you are going through the fire, it might look as if God will not show up. Just like the case of the three Hebrews, God did not deliver them when they were about to be thrown into the fire. He waited for them to be thrown into the fire before showing up. Also, God did not prevent Daniel from going into the lions’ den. Daniel got into the lions’ den before God sent his angel to shut the lions’ mouth.
If God allows you to go through the fire, it is so that you might come out the fire purified and refined. The assistance that the fire will render to you is to destroy the impurities in you so that you can come out pure and shining like gold (Malachi 3:3). God allowed Jesus to go through his midnight hour because going to the cross is the prerequisite for wearing the crown.
- Father, I thank you because you can do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
2. Father, I pray that you will strengthen me during my midnight hour in Jesus’ name. Lord, I pray for the grace to go carry my cross daily so that I might wear the crown in Jesus’ name
Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
3. Father, I pray that you will not forsake during my midnight hour in Jesus’ name. Lord, I pray that you will step into the situation during my midnight hour in Jesus’ name
About three o’clock, Jesus shouted, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
4. Father, I pray that all my destiny helpers will not forget me during my midnight hour in Jesus’ name
The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.
5. Father, I pray that in every area where I have been weeping secretly, I will start rejoicing openly as from now on in Jesus’ name. Lord, I pray that the whole world will celebrate with me in Jesus’ name
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
6. Father, I pray that you will heal every long standing conformity in Jesus’ name. I pray that in every area where I have been weeping concerning my health, you will heal me and turn my mourning to dancing again in Jesus’ name
5 Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”
7 The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”
8 Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” 9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath.
7. Father, I pray that you will silence all those who have been rejoicing over my predicament during my midnight hour. Lord, I pray that you will give me victory over the enemies in Jesus’ name
And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.
8. Father, I pray that you will remember me just like you remembered Abraham and Sarah during their midnight hour and you gave them a son at their old age. Lord, I pray that you will remember me also in Jesus’ name.
Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; 2 so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” Abram agreed to what Sarai said.
Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.
9. Father, I pray that there will be a supernatural intervention during my midnight hour that will birth my miracle in Jesus’ name
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, 26 and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened
10. Father, I pray that you will put all my enemies to sleep when you are working out my miracle during my midnight hour. Lord, I pray that they will wake to see the wonders you have done in my life in Jesus’ name
When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.”
11. Father, I pray that as a result of the miracles you will perform in my life during my midnight hour, many will come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ in Jesus’ name
29 And the jailer called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas. 30 Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house
12. Father, I pray that you turn my life around for good and remove a longtime reproach from my life in Jesus’ name. Lord, intervene in a divine way in my midnight hour in Jesus’ name
6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God
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