Matthew 18:19, “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.”
Another kind of prayer taught in the Bible is the “prayer of agreement.” The prayer of agreement, as taught by Jesus, is when two or more disciples agree about anything they ask God for. Though most of your praying will be done in private between you and God, there are times in which you are commanded to pray with others. In those times of agreement with others, Jesus promised that whatever you ask would be done.
The “anything” Jesus is referring to is “anything” according to His will. John wrote concerning the will of God and prayer, “14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him” (1 John 5:14-15).
The significance of praying with others is to insure that we’re praying the will of God.
The will of God is, first and foremost, based on the Word of God. God’s will, will never contradict what He has revealed in the Bible. Second, the Holy Spirit will confirm the will of God pertaining to specific situations by each of those praying. God will not be divided in His will. Lastly, the will of God will always be done in the timing of God. We should not be discouraged when waiting for our prayers to be answered. Jesus told us to look to the persistent widow as an example of praying and not giving up (Luke 18:1-8).
We, as Christians, should be committed to meeting regularly with other believers and making our requests known to God. Some of the best ways to pray the prayer of agreement are in the following ways; (1) Home Bible studies, (2) Church prayer meetings, (3) At the altar with church prayer workers and (4) With your family.
When disciples learn to discern and pray the will of God, we will experience the manifestation of the Kingdom of God on earth.
Kenneth Copeland wrote, “When you are in harmony and agreement with those around you, you will step into a deeper, more personal fellowship with God. He becomes real and vital to you.” Make time this week to get together with someone and pray the prayer of agreement according to God’s will!
Do you have a prayer partner?
- Pray and seek God’s Word for His will concerning an area of your life.
- Set up a regular time to pray with others according to God’s will.
- Be faithful to pray with your prayer partner until God’s will comes to pass.