The power of agreement is one of the most powerful weapons the church has, yet perhaps one of the least used. Many churches have a weekly prayer meeting only to come together in “one place” with each person getting in his own corner having personal prayer time. Sister Susie is praying for her children, Brother John is praying for China, Pastor Jones is praying for the city, and little Bobby is praying for his puppy that ran away. Important as each of these prayers may be, they can be covered in their personal prayer time at home. The Bible says, “Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:19-20).
How can we agree if we are praying for different things? Why not maximize the power of agreement? We get the “one place” right, but often we miss it on the “one accord” part.
One: 1. being a single unit or thing; 2. being one in particular
Accord: 1. to bring into agreement Webster’s dictionary
“One accord” (being single in agreement) praying led the church into the Book of Acts—into the supernatural. It led the UPCI there too. In one of our annual 30 Days of Prayer, many miracles were reported to the World Network of Prayer from churches who participated.
In Australia, three teenage girls got together during their lunch hour at the Catholic school they attended to pray and read the book of Acts. Friends began to ask questions, so they were invited to join them. They read about God pouring out His Spirit on all flesh and began to pray. As they prayed eight girls who had joined them that day started weeping and were filled with the Holy Ghost.
In Mt. Airy, NC: a visitor with cancer came forward for prayer. Her legs were bandaged because of burns received from radiation treatments. As she was being prayed for, she felt a warmth flow through her body. She stopped and said, “I don’t have anymore pain!” She went home and removed the bandages from her legs and found the burns were gone. Friday she was scheduled for her next radiation treatment. She asked the doctor to run tests before giving her the treatment. He did…. and found that God had completely healed her of the stomach cancer!
In Tulsa, Oklahoma: A lady who has was badly injured in a car wreck a few months prior was miraculously healed! She had problems walking from the injury and was on a cane. Doctors were talking about braces for her legs. She was singing in the Choir and God touched her! She shouted and ran around the building without any problem!
In Bridgeton, Missouri: A lady diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease was completely healed. On the last day of the 30 Days of Prayer, she had a doctor’s appointment. The doctor looked puzzled and ran tests. Eventually he came back and told the lady that he couldn’t explain it but she did not have Parkinson’s disease. He also stated that it wasn’t a misdiagnosis because they had multiple test results that confirmed she did have the disease. She no longer has to take medicine and has been given a clean bill of health.
Is it s coincidence that all of these miracles took place during focused corporate prayer? I do not think so. When our prayers are united our power is multiplied exponentially. When we go from one to two praying we do not double our prayer power, we multiply it times ten—one can put a thousand to flight, two can put 10,000 to flight. Imagine what happens when the entire church is united in focused prayer. Have no doubt, no matter the church size, it is a force to be reckoned with.
Strategic Prayer Coordinator