Thought for the Day #349






Matt 18:19-20 (New American Standard Bible)


19 "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. 20 "For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst."



Perhaps you’ve been taught to pray secretly or maybe you’re just somewhat quiet and private by nature. You find it difficult to share your needs with others, or perhaps you are embarrassed to pray openly.


Whatever the situation, effective praying requires agreement with another person.  If you’re married, the ideal person of course, is your spouse.  If this is not practical, or perhaps your spouse is not a Christian, share with a close friend that you can trust.


If you are single, select someone that you are comfortable with as a prayer partner. Be sure that you can trust them to keep your confidence. Of course, they need to be a Christian, who can stand in one accord with you.


There is more power in prayer, when at least two of you are in agreement. Of course, you may choose to pray with more than just one person. Your Faith is increased according to the number of people who stand with you in one accord.


Remember that when you gather together in the name of Jesus, he is always there in your midst. The secret to effective praying is found in this truth.  Agree in the name of Jesus as to the matter that you wish to present to God in prayer.


Be sure you’re in agreement about both the prayer and the answer that you are seeking.  You will be amazed with the results.




Dear Heavenly Father, I recognize my timidity about praying in the presence of others. Sometimes I feel embarrassed to share my need with someone else.  Help me to overcome that.  Show me who I can trust to agree together with me, as I pray. I need someone who will not violate my confidence, but will agree with me.

Thank you for helping me in this. I pray in the name of Jesus, my Redeemer.  Amen.