Why does praying together add power to our prayers?
There is power in unity! When soldiers march across a foot bridge, they break cadence because the force generated by their unified marching can bring down a bridge. Apply that same idea to the spiritual world, and you can see why there is power in united prayer—just as physical force is exerted when soldiers march in step, spiritual power is released when God’s people come with one heart and purpose, praying in cadence.
Joining together for unified prayer—
Such power in unity is strongest when God’s people (couples, families, small groups, churches) pray the same scriptures, for the same needs. Such praying can rest on two significant promises:
1)…so My word that comes from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish My purpose…. (Isaiah 55:11a)
2) Now this is the confidence we have before Him: whenever we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears whatever we ask, we know that we have what we have asked Him for. (1 John 5:14-15)
The most certain way to pray God’s will is to pray His Word, and it will accomplish His purpose. When we pray scripture in unity, our prayers exert a strong spiritual force that is magnified as we continue. So let’s pray God’s Word in unity!
Jesus, we exalt You as the living Word of God. Thank You that the written Word never returns empty but always accomplishes Your purpose. Show us who You want us to pray with and teach us how to pray scripture together. In Jesus’ name, amen.