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The Prison Shaker



Paul and Silas were in prison. Jailed for something they didn’t deserve. Their crime? Preaching and teaching about Jesus. Interestingly, Paul and Silas did not grumble or murmur about the injustice or about their situation. They chose to give in to something contrary to the situation. A solution that is advocated for the Children of God in times of difficulty. I like to call it The Prison Shake– a concoction of powerful prayer, praise and singing.

I like to believe that their unrestrained, uninhibited, bold songs of praise must have sounded so powerful and melodious that it grabbed the attention of God Almighty sitting on the Throne who instantly ordered the release of a powerful prison shaker to barge into the Jail and shake up everything. It was a shaking like never before. The very foundation of the Prison shook, the restraining iron gates and doors opened and the metal bands that bound the inmates were automatically broken loose. From bondage to breakthrough. There was a sudden, unexpected freedom!

Afraid with the consequences, the Jailer wanted to kill himself.

But with Paul and Silas, high on the power shake, filled with the holy spirit, death and defeat had no place. They instantly fixed the Jailer’s problem. That’s the power of prayer, praise and singing worship songs to the Lord. So no matter what the challenge, doesn’t matter how hard the circumstances, fervent prayer and praises have and always will move heaven to intervene and move into your situation. Are you bound, in prison? Do the circumstances around you seem harsh, unjust? Get ready, stop worrying and go for a Prison Shake, it will certainly draw the attention of the Prison Shaker; the Most Faithful One, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Suddenly, He will shake the very foundations of anything that binds His children. The closed doors will open up, a way will be made for you to experience freedom and liberty.

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 King James Version (KJV)



9 comments on “The Prison Shaker

  1. Patricia K Hall
    July 11, 2017

    Wonderful reminders and I love the picture you chose! I look forward to reading more of your blog:) Many Blessings, Patricia

    Liked by 2 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      April 6, 2020

      Hi Patricia; Just a quick note to inquire how you are doing. It will be really nice to hear back from you after all this while.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Patricia K Hall
        April 8, 2020

        Hi Sophia! I and my family are doing well. Trusting the Lord in this strange and sad time in our world. How are you doing?

        Liked by 1 person

        • sophialorenabenjamin
          April 8, 2020

          Hi Patricia: Yes, it is a unique situation. Who would have thought the whole world would confront something like this. We read about it happen during Noah’s time and now in 2020 where the whole world is impacted. Just wondering if you can subscribe, share and comment on my YouTube video. I’ve been praying much and know God will touch many lives through His Word as I depend on Him to bless those under the influence of my voice. Please do your bit to help spread His Word Patricia during this time, here’s the link


  2. sophialorenabenjamin
    July 12, 2017

    Hi Patricia,
    Thank you for your lovely comment. It has definitely motivated me to write
    more blog posts.
    As for the picture, i always get it from seantahanmedia@gmail,com.
    You can get in touch with him if you need any pictures for your blog.
    Warm regards and God bless!


  3. Efrem Tecleab
    November 19, 2019

    This message was posted july 9 .2017 amaizing. I am reading this post just now 2019 november 19 on the middnight while I am searching about the foundation of the prison. Wonderful message. Sophia. God bless you.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. sophialorenabenjamin
    November 19, 2019

    Hi Efrem. I am glad you came across this post and so glad to know that it touched you . Thank you for taking the time. God bless you too


  5. seekingdivineperspective
    March 24, 2022

    I love that story! Never underestimate the power of praise.


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