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The Body of Christ is to Pray Together

Updated: Mar 28, 2022

Written by: John Sernaque

Dear Reader,

Books / Pr - Prayer (2002) / Chapter 4—Prayer And Soul Winning

Come Together to Pray for the Conversion of Souls—If in one place there are only two or three who know the truth, let them form themselves into a band of workers. Let them keep their bond of union unbroken, pressing together in love and unity, encouraging one another to advance, each gaining courage and strength from the assistance of the others.... As they work and pray in Christ’s name, their numbers will increase.—(Testimonies for the Church 7:21.) {Pr 40.5}

Let the Los Angeles church have special seasons of prayer daily for the work that is being done. The blessing of the Lord will come to the church members who thus participate in the work, gathering in small groups daily to pray for its success. Thus the believers will obtain grace for themselves, and the work of the Lord will be advanced.—(Evangelism, 111, 112.) {Pr 40.6}

We should hold convocations for prayer, asking the Lord to open the way for the truth to enter the strongholds where Satan has set up his throne, and dispel the shadow he has cast athwart the pathway of those who he is seeking to deceive and destroy.—(Testimonies for the Church 6:80.) {Pr 41.1}

Oh, that the earnest prayer of faith may arise everywhere, Give me souls buried now in the rubbish of error, or I die! Bring them to the knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus.—(This Day With God, 171). {Pr 41.2}

Where two or three are gathered in Christ’s name, Christ Jesus will be in their midst. There is strength in numbers and in the counsel of the Lord. For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors [there is] safety. Proverbs 24: 6. Wherever Christ is, Satan keeps his distance. Satan is already a defeated foe. You and I can claim the victory that Jesus won on our behalf. Satan cannot accuse us of being sinners to the Father, as Christ is our substitute and surety. If we stay obedient, confess and repent of our sins, Satan will have nothing in us. Draw close to God, pray together for one another and Satan will flee from us. Do not let Satan gain a foothold in your life and in that which he has already lost.

Our Father in heaven,

We thank You Lord for giving us the privilege of prayer. You have told us, that where there are two or three gathered in Your name, You will be in the midst. We thank You for giving us the honor of being in Your presence. We thank you for Your protection against Satan, his demons, and all the people he works through, including his cunning devices. We thank You for being our substitute and surety. We are sorry that we have sinned against You and pray for Your forgiveness. We pray that we may remain in Your presence, the Captain of our salvation and the churches head, and we the body. We pray for unity, to all be under one accord in the work of salvation at hand. We come together and pray for each other and all the souls we have witnessed and given our testimony to. Some have rejected You and Your truth, but we pray together that the Holy Spirit convicts them of their sins. That they confess and repent of their sins and surrender their life to You. That they may know the truth, are convicted of the truth, be made free, and saved. We pray that we may hear Your voice and continue to receive Your counsel in all things. Grant us strength in ourselves and in numbers as we go out as a band of workers to proclaim the everlasting gospel. Keep our bond unbroken in love and unity. May our numbers increase in Your name. We pray for Your blessing as we go out in groups to advance Your work, and we obtain grace for ourselves in so doing. Help us to break Satan’s strongholds where he has set up his throne to deceive and destroy. Help us to bring the knowledge of the truth to all lest they perish in their sins. We thank You for hearing and answering our prayers, in the name of Christ Jesus, we pray. Amen.

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