Online Prayer: There’s Strength in Unity
We participate in online prayer with the Apostolic HUB, with a computer webcam or video connected via cell phones. Often at the beginning of online prayer our leader will pray for unity. Does he do that because there is trouble between members?
No. It’s because of Ephesians 4:11-13. “…so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
It brings such strength to our prayers when we become in unity like Him. So, we too, pray for unity in our online prayer group. That prayer results in mutual submission, humility, and honor. Put it altogether, and words from the Father’s heart flow from each one. There is no holding back except perhaps to wait a few minutes on God to see if it goes with the present prayer focus. Sometimes it doesn’t seem to fit until we are just about done, and different members tie it all together.
Such joy! It’s not about what one person knows with their own mind. Just recently our prayer focus resulted in a marriage restoration miracle. We all celebrated! Then one of the husbands got a job that he needed badly. Jesus is in unity with Father God and the Holy Spirit, and we, flowing in unity with them, have great power to change circumstances that we could not have changed on our own.
How about issues with the nations, where many do not know Christ? We pray for chance encounters and meeting up with a person of peace with whom to start a new house church. We pray for favor and good relationships with leaders in many different countries. And we stop at times, and just to break the tension over these hard issues, we laugh together! Why? Because there is strength in unity.
––Joyce E. McLain, author
Aiyana Exceeding Small