“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gathers in my name, there am I with them.”- Matthew 18:19-20
This well-known frequently quoted verse portrays the ‘power of united prayer’ in which God assures: His presence and the answer –
A prayer in agreement with another believer in Jesus name brings the presence of God and as a result our prayers are answered ultimately. For in the presence of Jesus there is joy, peace, love, healing, and no darkness whatsoever can stand in the radiance of His light. It has to leave anyway.
And, you will be amazed to know how your prayers look like from the perspective of two kingdoms: heaven and hell.
Late Dr.D.G.S.Dhinakaran, a mighty man of God in South India visited heaven so many times in His walk with God. At one instance, from heaven he observed that different beams of light in different sizes were emitting from the globe. He was told that the thinner ray represented a small prayer group praying and the thicker ones from the mass meeting. So be encouraged to know the fact that every time you are gathered to pray wherever, your prayer reaches the throne of God as ‘Shaft of light’.
Here is one more living testimony that would encourage and lift your faith in the power of unified prayer.
An ex-Satanist John Ramirez, after accepting Jesus as true God, shared his wonderful experience- during the time he served Lucifer as lord, cursing neighbourhood was his usual duty in the state of trance as a servant of Satan. At one instance he could not pronounce those curses (to bring diseases, accidents, murder, etc) in a particular area. It was because of 4 people holding their hands united together to pray for that area’s blessings and visitation of God-what we call as ‘prayer walk’. See how much trauma we can bring to the satanic kingdom when we, the body of Christ join hands in agreement.
And other exemplary miracles from the Bible are:
· Peter was released supernaturally by an angel of God when the whole church prayed for him.
· The city of Nineveh was spared when the king, people and beast humbled themselves in fasting prayer
So, leaving behind all the differences such as culture, lifestyle, opinion, status, let us unite our hearts as one when it comes to prayer. We as a small group, family and as a church shall use this godly instrument to bring revival wherever God had placed us. Yes! truly “ONENESS” is a tool to receive answers from God and a mighty weapon to tear the strongholds.