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"I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works." ~ Psalm 9:1 (KJV). This blog contains and explains the truth of God's Word. The Epignosis of the Word of God is what every servant of God must teach.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


We have discussed several aspects of prayer so far: prayer is like breathing, the standard secret prayer, the Holy Spirit secret prayer, the ceaseless prayer, being sober, watching and praying, and praying about everything. Let us continue our study with the midnight prayer.

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The Midnight Prayer
Did you know that there is a time for special prayers? Yes, separate and apart from all the other types of prayer, here are two scriptures that talk about the midnight prayer. The Psalmist said he would rise to give thanks to God at midnight because God’s judgments are righteous.

“At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.” Psalm 119:62 (KJV)

In the Hebrew text this scripture is interesting. The Psalmist is literally saying: at the precise time that divides the night in two, I will stand up with power and YADAH, that is, confess, profess with my words as if I am throwing stones, give thanks, praise and celebrate to GOD. The Psalmist was under oppression from enemies as is evident from verses 60-61. When he said he would profess with his words as if he was throwing stones, he was saying in essence that he would launch an offensive in the spirit realm against Satan's forces operating against him through his human enemies. That was one part of his YADAH prayer.

Paul and Silas were in prison unjustly and had been beaten with many lashes. While they were there they prayed at midnight and praised God in song so that the prisoners heard them. Suddenly, because of their midnight prayer, there was an earthquake that shook the prisons foundations. The prison doors flew open and everyone’s prison shackles were loosed.

“And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.” Acts 16:25-26 (KJV)

Paul and Silas launched an offensive. They attacked the enemy forces in the spirit realm and effectively dismantled the human operation in the physical realm. This was a perfect execution of the principle in Psalm 119:62. As a result there was a physical manifestation of the victory. This midnight prayer is a powerful one indeed so let us discipline ourselves to use it. :)

God Bless You!

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