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Pray in Unity

Published 5/27/19


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."


Reflect

• What does it mean to pray in unity?

• Why is unity among believers important?

• What does this verse mean: "For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them"? (Please explain.)


We were created to live in community with our Lord and with one another. So, there is a beautiful union that takes place when God's people join together in a shared prayer. We have all been created as unique individuals with different talents and abilities, but we are also called to seek God. Our unity is rooted in our Creator. This common goal of growing in Christ is what brings such diversity together. As the Church grows in faith and understanding, we find common ground with one another as our desires become more and more focused on God's will.


So, if two people are in harmony with one another on a specific prayer request--essentially praying for the exact same thing--there is extreme power in their unity, and the faith, compassion, and commitment of these Christ-followers can move the hand of God.


While the Lord wants our daily, one-on-one time with Him to be a priority, there are definite moments when united group prayer should be our focus. For example, when my mother-in-law was involved in a head-on collision while driving on a windy mountain road, my family and friends quickly joined each other in prayer. We were most definitely in agreement, interceding for my mom's health, safety, and well-being. I've learned firsthand that powerful, focused prayers of agreement can result in miracles. Spend some time praying in unity with other believers.


Pray

Lord, Jesus, we have gathered to share our needs and to pray for loved ones. Thank you for hearing us. Amen.


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Unknown member
May 28, 2019

Im sorry about ur sister.. Yes, shes in a better place now...

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Unknown member
May 28, 2019

Wow... Thanks for taking the time to write all that... Yes id love to talk with u some more... But ur loving response is proof to me that God is always helping us.. Thanks, God bless... and keep having that kind of faith

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Unknown member
May 28, 2019

You say, "The bottom line is He won't heal me." Craig - you've already been healed by His dying on the cross. By His stripes we are healed. What he bore, we need not bear. No weapon formed against us shall prosper, and disease and sickness is the devil's weapon. You need to believe that you are already healed. You need to start thanking God for your healing and do it daily until your healing manifests. Praise Him, "

I raise a hallelujah, in the presence of my enemies I raise a hallelujah, louder than the unbelief I raise a hallelujah, my weapon is a melody I raise a hallelujah, heaven comes to fight for me

I'm gonna sing, in the middle of…

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Unknown member
May 28, 2019

Craig - doubting is not a sin. Doubting Thomas is proof of that. Jesus didn't rebuke him for his doubt. He told him "Do not doubt, but believe." Faith is all about believing when we cannot see. I had a younger sister who died of leukemia even though we prayed our hearts and souls out for her. However, she wanted to "go home" and God in His mercy, took her home to be with Him. Did we feel our prayers were unanswered? No. We believe He answered them, but not in the way we would have ordained it if WE were God! Death is not the end for Christians. It is the glorious walk into the arms of …

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Unknown member
May 27, 2019

But bless you your faith is great

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