A human being lives, but he is given life.
Christians uniting in prayer for specific purpose has long been understood by believers to be an essential part of the Christian life. At one time I thought united prayer referred to two or more Christians coming together to pray. During prayer each one would pray for whatever came to their mind. Each prayer would have some common elements and would also have a number of requests that varied from those of the others who were praying.
This is not the biblical definition for Christians uniting together in prayer. No, united prayer is two or more Christians praying for the same thing. They are united in desire, purpose, and request. They pray at the same time in the same place for the same goal. If they cannot meet at the same place they pray at the same time with the one prayer focus.
In our lives united prayer with fellow believers is a powerful force against Satan. This is why James counsels us to join together
when praying for the sick and to pray for one another. We need one another’s prayer for complete victory over the enemy. Satan will resist every forward movement of God’s work. We read this in (Lev. 26:8) “Though on may be overpowered, two
can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken”.
and in (Matthew 18:19, 20) “Again, I tell you that if two of you each agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come tighter in my name, there am I with them.”
Cause me not to desire the things of the earth. Turn my eyes toward you. Restore my spiritual life, and help me to unite with fellow believers, especially in prayer.
Supporting Scripture; (1 John 5:14, 15), (James 5:14-16), (1 Corinthians 1:10)
Personal Reflection and Discussion