God loves it when you worship him all by yourself—reading his Word, humming and singing hymn stanzas and Christian songs, and showing appreciation and thankfulness when you see good things happening. But he likes it as much or more when you worship him with a group of fellow believers. It shows that you are proud of him, greatly increases your chances of learning things from the wisdom and testimonies of others, and builds up your courage and self-confidence through a living fellowship.
It’s the same with your prayer life. God loves to hear from you one-on-one. But he takes such delight in group prayer that he attaches special promises to the experience: “I tell you that if two of you on earth agree on anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them” (Matthew 18:19,20).
There are many ways to do this: interceding for one another in your worship services, small-group prayer gatherings, online prayer teams, phone prayers, family time, or school groups. The beauty of it is that not only does God show special favor to that kind of praying, but you also end up with deeper friendships as a result. As Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 4:9,10, “Two are better than one. . . . If one falls down, his friend can help him up.”
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