“I’m praying not only for them but also for those who will believe in me because
of them and their witness about me. The goal is for all of them to become
one heart and mind – Just as you, Father, are in me and I in you …so they might
be one heart and mind with us. Then the world might believe that you, in fact, sent me.”
John 17:20,21 The Message
We sometimes forget that prayer births unity in the Body of Christ. It has been said that when you pray, you gain intimacy with who you pray to (God), who you pray for and who you pray with. It’s a win/win for promoting valuable relationships in your life.
Press forward in gaining intimacy with your Heavenly Father. Faithfully pray for others realizing that your prayers are also creating a bond between you and them. Finally, find prayer partners … your spouse, someone from your church – anyone who will connect their prayers with yours.
Ponder: After praying for someone for a while, do you feel your relationship with that person changing? Why is it that your heart blends with the heart of the person you pray with? How important, then, is it for a church to pray corporately?