KEY SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:1 “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.”
In our previous study, we learned that there is great power manifested when children of God are united in prayer.
This is what should happen yet many of us go to prayer gatherings and leave without any impact on our lives. The main condition for the full benefits of united prayer is not just being together, but having one mind. Genesis 11:6 reads,” And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined doing”.
The Lord said these people have one mind, with one language and nothing can stop them. Nothing can indeed stop people who desire a change in certain challenges. When Apostle Peter was held in prison, waiting to be killed, the brethren gathered together to pray, earnestly for divine intervention. Acts 12:5 -10. God did intervene.
In many meetings some brethren may be bearing grudges against others, others don’t even understand what is going on, and some too would be praying on personal problems, whiles the group may be praying on something else.
These things don’t make a united prayer and rob them of the great blessings of united prayer.
Satan knows the great impact of united prayer and introduces all sorts of things into the minds of the children of God to truly unite with their brethren.
Please take the following counsel, Philippians 2:2 “Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind”. Understand again that, it is not coming together that makes a united prayer, but agreeing in your heart to see answers to whatever prayer points are being considered.
The next thing to do to have the full benefits of a united prayer session is to believe that whatever the group prayed on has been granted. Mark 11:24.
I share one mind with all those I pray with. I bear no animosity or selfish motive of any sort. I do nothing through strife or vain glory, for the desire of the group is my focus.
THOUGHT: MAKE YOUR PRAYER GATHERINGS MORE EFFECTUAL BY YOUR TOTAL PARTICIPATION.
Philippians 2:1-3 “If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.”