Ginrich's Devotional Blog

October 4, 2010

Corporate Prayer

Filed under: Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 1:11 am

 

Ac 12:12 When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying.

 

Many people gathered together to pray for Peter.  He was in jail for preaching the Good News of Jesus, raised from the dead.  When the servant girl recognized Peter’s voice she left him at the door to tell the people praying for his release that he was there.  It’s like she needed them to affirm their prayers were answered.  The Scripture is full of the importance of gathering together to pray.  In today’s churches, the importance of corporate prayer has ebbed.  We seem to be too busy with planning meetings and other activities.  We figure we can pray our own; we don’t need to leave the comfort of our homes, drive to church and join others in prayer.  That is probably one very strong reason why most of the churches in America are declining in membership.  If your church has a group praying, go join them.  If they don’t, start one.  You only need 2 or 3 gathered together to start.  Hopefully, that will grow where you will have to have multiple groups coming together to pray.  That’s where the power of God’s Holy Spirit is.  Praying God’s Word.

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