“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”
Prayer is one of the mightiest weapons we have in our arsenal. The Scripture tells us that anything we ask in the name of the Son will be done for us (John 14:13-14)! What a mighty promise from our Father! What great authority we've been given in the spirit!
One thing I've learned over the last few years is that individual intercession is awesome and powerful but corporate intercession ramps it up! So why not be in agreement with people that we call friends and watch God work mightily through those partnerships?
Last night around midnight one of my friends called to pray. She said, “I don't normally pray aloud so don't judge” (which I hear tons of people say all the time). I laughed and said, “girl go.”
As she prayed I could feel and see things being broken off her, me, and the other things she called out. Now she's not the first friend I've ever prayed with but it had been a few weeks since I'd gone in with someone else (not at church) and I was reminded of how necessary it is!
Prayer is our gateway of communication with God. When we form covenants with people in the form of friendship it's important that they see the importance of this communication and have an active prayer life as well. These are people that will help hold you accountable in the Spirit, go to God on your behalf, and will touch and agree with you when necessary.
This week my dancers (Visions of Worship-Praise Dancers) prayed with me and I saw the manifestation of those prayers in less than 24 hours. Last night my friend and I prayed for one another and I immediately felt the shift. When we flow in unity God responds mightily! (Acts 2:1-2)
Do not neglect prayer time with your friends! It's refreshing, it brings you closer in the spirit, it's powerful, and it works!
Friends that pray together grow together, get delivered together, can watch God work together, and praise God for what He is doing together! If you're afraid to ask people to pray because you've never done it before pray for courage to press past fear. If you feel there's no one to pray with pray for God to bring you people that you can build a prayer partnership with.
Prayer is a must have in all friendships of the believer so don't let it sit on your negotiable list! I’m not saying get rid of all your friends that don’t pray lol. I am saying continue to pray for them in private but also seek times that you can pray with one another aloud with you leading out. Watch how the relationship grows and thrives as it grows and thrives in Christ!
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Melanie N. Lee
I just REALLY love Jesus!!!
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