The potentiating influence of agreement in prayers

The potentiating influence of agreement in prayers

Matthew 18:18-20; James 5:16.

Prayer remains one of believer’s prime sources of communicating with God and it seeks to advance the fulfilment of God’s will on earth. We came into the kingdom by prayer, and our sustenance depends on it.

Prayer of agreement is a dimension of prayer that yields a multiplying effect of faith for results. There’s great power in praying with and for one another instead of insinuating all kinds of doubtful dispositions and passing judgments. It could be in the form of intercessional, congregational, or sectional prayers and the duration can be in minutes, hours, days, or even years. There are ample examples of people in the Bible and contemporary times who utilized this dimension of prayer with ultimate results that glorified the name of God- Acts 12:5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

On the contrary, any prayers offered in “unity” against God’s will, with a divided heart, an unforgiving heart, or an unbelieving heart remain hard to answer and become a misrepresentation of the scriptural principle of united prayers. When believers pray together (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12):

-Weaknesses are strengthened

-Faith is encouraged

-Unbelief is reproved

-The enemy is reproved

-Mercy is received

-Situations are transformed

-Unity is enhanced, etc.

Lastly, this agreement in prayer calls for friendship among Christian brethren and becomes easy to attain when there’s an already established friendliness among the saints- Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.


Pray always pray;
the Holy Spirit pleads
Within thee all thy daily,
hourly needs.

Pray always pray;
beneath sin’s heaviest load
Prayer sees the blood
from Jesus’ side that flowed.

Pray always pray;
though weary faint, and lone,
Prayer nestles by
the Father’s shelt’ring throne.

Pray always pray;
amid the world’s turmoil
Prayer keeps the heart at rest,
and nerves for toil

Pray always pray;
if joys thy pathway throng,
Prayer strikes the harp,
and sings the angels’ song.

Pray always pray;
if loved ones pass the veil
Prayer drinks with them
of springs that cannot fail.

All earthly things
with earth shall fade away;
Prayer grasps eternity:
pray, always pray.

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