While They Were Praying

Words and music by Timothy Mark

© 2004 Global Outreach Music/BMI. All rights reserved.

Peter stood and wiped the sleep from his eyes
As he stepped into the street
The shackles that had bound his hands
Lay open at his feet
Oh the wonder when he knocked upon the door
Where the people knelt and prayed
Dumbfounded they could hardly believe
The words he had to say, for


While they were praying God came down
And he moved among them on holy ground
If we would see Him move today
Surely it’s time to pray

Bruised and beaten, prisoners for peace
Still they would not be dismayed
And nigh unto the midnight hour
Paul and Silas knelt and prayed
Suddenly the walls of the prison moved
And the doors flew open wide
For God had turned His ear to them
And heard their humble cry, and


Father, hear our cry and move through us today
That future generations may look at us and say