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One Accord, One Place

by Joanna Pierce on May 04, 2016

Tomorrow, May 5, is our National Day of Prayer. People all across America will be binding together to pray.

Magnificent things happen in God’s kingdom when His people come together and pray. On the day of Pentecost, 120 believers were gathered together in one accord and in one place (Acts 2:1). It was during this prayer-meeting, all 120 believers were filled with the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:4) and the church was born!

Two things were happening during this “Pentecostal” prayer meeting we should model when we pray tomorrow.

One Place

If possible, try to gather together with others to pray. Personal prayer times are important, but praying with believers is powerful. There’s something different when you get in a room with people who are on their faces, crying out to the mighty God to move heaven and earth.

Hearing others pray will stir your own spirit and encourage you to move to a deeper place in prayer. But, the melodic prayerful tone won’t be the only thing you hear and feel. Scripture tells us where two or three are gathered together in His name, God will be in the midst of them (Matthew 18:20)!

One Mind

The believers on the day of Pentecost were together in one place. You can be with others in one location, but your mind can be far away. We’re called to have one mind when we pray. We must be unified. We’re told in Scripture to have unity of mind with our brothers and sisters in Christ (I Peter 3:8) and to maintain that unity at whatever cost (Ephesians 4:3).

When we come together in a unified mindset to pray, we can conquer enemies, see the sick healed, and see the Lord move in whatever capacity we’re praying for. If one person can put a thousand to flight, and two can put ten thousand to flight (Deuteronomy 32:30), what more can the entire church body do when they pray together in unity?

Let’s bind together as a Nation tomorrow and pray the Lord of Heaven and earth will hear us and heal our land (II Chronicles 7:14)! We need a move of God in this hour like never before, and it won’t happen until God’s people pray.