This is not to say that an individual prayer to the Lord is not powerful and effective. Personally, I believe that God wants you to come to Him most of your time in your personal prayer life. Knowing that God can be moved with a united group prayer, they will begin to look for other Christians who will be willing to pray with them, and before they know, they ask these other Christians to pray for them for every small and trivial subject they can think of. For example, you can pray with one or more people you trust and make sure that their understanding of your prayer matches your specific need and request. You need to explain clearly what you need and your prayers reflect that need. What I have personally found in Christians for babies, immature or lazy, is that after mastering the revelation, which is in the verse above, about the power that there really is in collective prayer, they will then begin to use it with God and all those who can pray with them. On the contrary, the whole paragraph (c. 15-19) deals with a sinful brother. As such, these verses are addressed to the disciples of Jesus to guide their domination of the small Church as apostles and, later, to guide the elders of the Churches in their discipline of the flock. Promises of lizarding and loss relate to the disciplinary decisions of the Apostles and, later, the Elders of the Churches.
and the « agreement » mentioned in verse 19 must certainly refer to an agreement on how or how to do so with regard to the sinful brother whose transgression has reached the point where it is told to the Church. You will find a model of this activity in the first Jerusalem Council in Acts 15. Very well said, I could no longer agree with you. Corporate prayer is a necessity and an individual prayer to know God himself. Praying with others is definitely a boost in the mind, whenever I have problems with a problem that may seem unbearable, I know I have to connect to another believer and pray to him. All forms of prayer, supported by faith and cemented by love, are effective: « The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man serves a great deal » (James 5:16). Although we cannot simply ask someone to accept in prayer that God reveals himself to us if we do not seek him in personal prayer and communion. There are certain things in the personal prayer that I have received that I do not believe I have in a corporate environment. To stay on point; there is always power in numbers, « Where there is no council, the people fall; but in the multitude of advisers, there is security. (Prov.11:14).
There are many passages of Scripture that emphasize the limits of unity and the strength it implies. My pastor always shows how to pray in agreement with other faithful like a ram in the hands of an army. If each soldier used only individual hammers to crush the enemy door, he would not waver, but if all these individual forces are united, there is the power to break the doors and overcome!! In doing so, we must take into account the fact that many people can pray at once, but do not get anything because they do not agree. Anyway, great resonances and a great theme, you look forward to the second part. What to do next: Send me your request for prayer. Say your prayer clearly, as I have described, and then believe with me, in agreement with you, that you have received. Make sure others pray with the same understanding about you. Thank and praise God every day to build your faith! 1.
The reason why this type of prayer is called the prayer of concordance is due to the specific wording used by the Lord. Note in the first sentence that if two people « ON Earth on everything they ask to ARRANGER. » One of the main drawbacks of the partnership is the risk of disagreement and friction, but together we are better and stronger.