Prayer is one part of church ministry that is often neglected. Prayer gives us power. More prayer, more power. Less prayer, less power. No prayer, no power.
As Christians we need to maintain healthy prayer lives by praying for ourselves, our family, our church, our community-the list goes on. We often complain that the church’s ministry is weak. But how often do we pray for our church? Prayer changes life-it changes a weak ministry into a strong one. Here is the reason: “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there in the midst of them” (v. 20). That is the promise we have been given by Jesus Christ. Just imagine: If Jesus is present among us, our church will experience a mighty renewal.
So let us raise up a team of prayer warriors in our church, teach our children to pray and ask our senior members to pray for the church and the world. Let the youth, the young adults, and the adults pray too. For when we cry to the Lord with a united voice, he will hear us from his holy hill.
O Lord, through our corporate prayer life we enjoy your very presence. Multiply blessings everywhere, Lord, when we pray.