Do you pray with expectation? How do you respond when God answers your prayers? What if you witness a miracle and no one believes you? That’s what happened to Rhoda, a servant girl who prayed but no one else believed. 

We meet Rhoda in Acts 12. The chapter opens by letting us know that King Herod decided to harass some from the church. He started by killing James, the brother of John, with a sword. He saw how it pleased the Jews, so he seized Peter as well.

But he captured Peter during the Days of Unleavened Bread, and he didn’t want to do his killing during the holidays, so he imprisoned him first. His plan was to wait until after Passover concluded to bring Peter before the people.

Herod was careful to secure Peter so there would be no means of escape. He delivered him to four squads of soldiers. He bound Peter to two soldiers and stationed guards at two different guard posts.

In the midst of this description of Peter’s imprisonment, though, verse 5 tells us that Peter was kept in prison, “but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.”

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Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. She's been recognized with dozens of film accolades including the “Shibboleth Award for Visionary Leadership in the Field of Christian Filmmaking”, four ICVM Crown Awards and many Best Director, Best Writer, and Best of Show awards.