“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
The old saying that “two heads are better than one” is especially true when God’s people. I would add that “two hearts are better than one” when God’s people are praying together. Jesus makes this all the more true by adding the factor of his Presence in the midst of those who are gathered together in his name for his purpose.
The Power of Agreement in Prayer Can not be Overstated.
It’s been said that rabbis would teach: “If two are agreed and speak the words of the Torah, the Shekinah (the glory of God, His presence) is in their midst” (2) Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment of that statement when we are together speaking God’s Word; another reason for us to always be speaking the same things.
The Church being equipped with a working knowledge of God’s Word, wields great power when agreeing together in prayer. Jesus said whatever we ask, agreeing on it together the Father will grant it.
Praying God’s Word in agreement together with His Presence among us out numbers all opposition and overpowers all obstacles. We can bind and loose anything God desires. The odds for victory change dramatically in our favor when we agree together in God’s Presence. How could it be otherwise?
The Exponential Power of Praying Together
Consider Leviticus 26:7-8 “You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you. Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.”
This passage says “you will pursue your enemies.” This means you’re always on the offensive taking the battle to the enemy. Just resisting the devil causes him to flee, imagine the Church actively engaged in driving him off together. Whenever you stand together, speaking and praying the same things according to God’s Word, you’re going to be pushing back the darkness.
Make it a habit of praying together with like minded believers. Speak the Word together; agree in prayer together, resist the devil together, Praise God for His Presence there with you, and Be Encouraged. -JSP
(1) Featured Image from “Agreement: Partner with God” by Frank Damazio
(2) Strack-Billerbeck, Kommentar zum Neuen Testament, 1:794.