Prayer is an essential part of every Believers life. It is how we reverence, communicate, and worship God our Creator. Often times our prayers remain unspoken personal request that we hold sacred and secret. There must come a time, however, when our prayers transcend from silent longings to spoken supplications. God never intended for us to walk this journey alone. Throughout the Bible, He constantly reminds us to love, support, and uphold our brother. God admonishes us to remain in covenant with His Will, with other Believers, and with His Word. There is a matchless power that is unleashed when we stand in agreement in these three key areas.
SPEAK HIS WILL
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions ad praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Philippians 4:6-7 MSG
Silence often transforms into worry. When we hold on to our concerns, we force ourselves into a position of doubt and unbelief. This is why it is extremely important we learn how to speak our needs. God is one of the best conversationalists I know. He wants to hear the desires of our hearts. Speaking it makes it a reality. It is an audible acknowledgement of the truth. Before we can receive help we have to first be able to acknowledge that we need it. It is when we begin to verbalize our feelings that we truly identify where we are and what we need God to do. As with any relationship, communication builds intimacy. Intimacy allows us to become acquainted with God’s heart and ultimately leads us to praying His will. When our spoken prayers begin to come into agreement with God’s purpose, a powerful ability to overcome anything is released.
INTERCEDE WITH BELIEVERS
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, they ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16
We often assume when we are faced with our most difficult situations we should seclude ourselves from the world. Sometimes isolation can be dangerous. It’s the equivalent of a young gazelle getting separated from the herd. We don’t want anyone to know what we are going through or struggling with. In order to protect ourselves from embarrassment or judgment, we avoid sharing our most intimate angst with others. However, there is power when we come into agreement with other Believers. It is imperative we connect with like-minded individuals who can stand in faith and support us. Telling someone else our concerns and asking them to pray with us is an act of humility and establishes our spiritual maturity. In times of extreme spiritual warfare, it is wise to be yoked with other Believers who can bombard heaven on our behalf. Spiritual allies are necessary to fortify what we speak and believe.
BELIEVE HIS WORD
For this reason, I am telling you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will get it. Mark 11:14
Do you believe that God will answer your prayer? As the saying goes, “If you’re going to worry, don’t pray. And if you’re going to pray, don’t worry”. God expects us to trust and be confident that He will grant us what we need. We gain this confidence though by studying His teachings (the Bible). It is important we know the scriptures so that we can come into agreement with the Word of God. God will not do anything contrary to His Word. Being familiar with what God has already said and done, allows us to confirm and profess the promises of God.
Always remember, there is always power in agreement!