I pray that you are all having a blessed day in the Lord. As we are finishing our short series on prayer, my prayer for you is that you have been blessed and have been encouraged to strengthen your prayer life (relationship) with the Lord or know that you are headed in the right direction.
(Ecclesiastes 4:9-12), Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Woman of God, today the Lord's challenge for you is for you to pick a prayer partner. There are a number of reasons that having a prayer partner can be beneficial to your prayer life.
- You will have someone that will keep you accountable as well as keeping that person accountable
- When two are joined together in prayer, God is in the middle of you (paraphased)
- You and your prayer partner will gain a closer relationship with the Lord together
- You will keep each other motivated to pray daily, counting on one another
- God loves a compassionate person and you will have to have a compassionate spirit in order to care enough for someone other than just your and yours
Is important is that you trust your prayer partner, without trust between both persons, your prayers will be frevalous. You won't confide in each other like you should be able to do. Discuss a time that will be best for the both of you and keep that time as best as you can. This will teach you both discipline. Having a life of prayer takes a lot of time, effort and discipline. Make sure that you equally consider your prayer time together with the Lord important. While you are on the phone, keep your idle talk limited, maybe just to ask each other how their day is going. Discuss with each other any prayer request so that you both are in agreement. The bible says that, "If two stand in agreement praying God is in the midst of you. The only conversations that you be taking place should be that of Godly conversation. No gossip!
Both of you should pray, but if one of you are not comfortable praying on the phone then it's okay for just one of you to pray in the beginning. Let the Holy Spirit lead you while you are in prayer. For example: I would read a scripture or my prayer partner would read the scripture before prayer. Maybe one of you might want to sing to the Lord. It doesn't matter, just be lead by the Holy Spirit and you will do just fine. My son, my daughter and I would have prayer everyday at the same time 3-way call. If they wanted to talk to me about something other than the Lord, they would have to wait ten minutes then call me back. There were also times that we just had a short bible study because they would have questions, but it was always centered around the bible and the Lord. Lastly, never ever, ever discuss each other business with anyone that is not on your prayer line. This will lead to mistrust and worst of all, you will have blown any blessings that God had planned for you and you will have to start all over because you obviously haven't learned a thing about prayer. PRAISE GOD!