Three huge results happen when a congregation prays together, according to the book of 1 Timothy:
- The individual church members will live “peaceful and quiet lives, godly and dignified in every way,” (1 Timothy 2:1-2) as opposed to troubled, chaotic, and worldly lives. This is not to say outside trouble won’t come into our lives. But we will not end up troubling ourselves; we will make godly decisions, and we will be insulated in God’s peace that surpasses all understanding.
- Lost people will be saved (1 Timothy 2:3-4). There is a direct connection between a congregation praying together and non-believers in the city coming to faith in Jesus Christ.
- The church will become a “pillar and buttress of the truth” in its community (1 Timothy 3:14-15). There is a direct connection between a congregation praying together and the Word of God having a powerful influence in the city.
Lost people, our church, and our individual lives are all profoundly affected when we as a church pray together. May this truth encourage us to deeply value our main prayer time in our Sunday morning services and in midweek worship. May our LifeGroups see the potential of seeking the Lord together in prayer. May we see the importance of a regular church wide prayer meeting, such as our weekly prayer meeting on Sundays, from 5-6 pm, in the Worship Center.