It will also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.
Then he said to me, “ Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words.
Now while I was speaking and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God in behalf of the holy mountain of my God,
I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I did not hide; I said, “ I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”; And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah.
“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.
“Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you remove the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness,
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.”
Seek the Lord while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.
Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.
I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight;
And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.
Cornelius said, “ Four days ago to this hour, I was praying in my house during the ninth hour; and behold, a man stood before me in shining garments,
So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.
This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.