It is axiomatic: When praises to God go up, the power of God comes down.
This is illustrated by today’s scripture. Even in the midst of their pain and the apparent wrongness of their situation (they were doing a good thing, remember, for God, no less, remember) Paul and Silas found reasons to pray and to sing!
Allow your prayer and your praises to God to rise in every circumstance, and you will see the power of God arrive and transform sorrow into joy.
Remember: When our praises go up; God’s power comes down. – Luther