We should pray for Christians who are persecuted, because God answers prayer.
In today’s lesson, we’re going to learn an amazing story about Peter and his great escape from jail. Peter was one of Jesus’ first disciples. He loved Jesus and knew that he came to save the world. In fact, that was Peter’s job after Jesus left. He went around teaching people about Jesus. But, some people didn’t like that. They would persecute or bully anyone who believed in Jesus. One day, King Herod Agrippa decided to arrest Peter and throw him in jail. Not because he stole something or hurt someone, simply because he was a Christian. While Peter sat in jail, his friends gathered and started praying. Well, God heard their prayers and he answered. An angel appeared to Peter in his jail cell and told him to get up and follow him. The angel broke him from his chains and walked him right out of the jail, right past the guards!Peter was so excited that he ran to find his friends to tell them how God had rescued him. When Peter showed up at the house where people were praying, they were shocked and happy to see Peter. They praised God for answered prayer. We need to be remember the power of prayer, too.