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Friday, August 3, 2018

Corporate Prayer

Matthew 18:19-20

"Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

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When trouble looms around us the first thing we should do is pray and there is nothing more powerful than corporate prayer, the prayer of agreement, which is when two or more people come together and agree with God's Word that a specific thing will be done. Being together in unity under the bond of the blood of Jesus enables a puissant advocate, Holy Spirit, to move in a mighty way causing miracles that would not happen if we prayed by ourselves.

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A wonderful example from Scripture is 2 Chronicles 20:1-30 when Jehoshaphat found out that a vast army was coming against him from Edom, he inquired of the Lord and called a fast for all of Judah and the people came together to seek after God and support their king in prayer. God answered through a prophet giving him the strategy needed to conquer the army, which, by the way, the Lord dealt with by having them turn against each other in massive confusion and Judah's army triumphed without shooting a single arrow or drawing a sword and without suffering casualty.

Another example from Acts 12:5-18 is when Peter was in prison and the church prayed earnestly together with one like mind for Peter. Peter being set free went to tell the church but the servant girl, Rhoda, was overjoyed that she left Peter outside knocking on the door and as she explained to the others that he was outside they disbelieved her saying it was only his angel. 

How often do we doubt God and the power He gives to us through prayer? How often do we allow the enemy to deceive us through unbelief? These examples should encourage us to gather together on a regular basis to pray earnestly for the many concerns that we see in our lives, the lives of our family, friends and the great needs and concerns of our community and country. God does answer prayer we need only to seek His face, pray, trust and obey. 

Trusting in Him!


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