“Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” Matthew 18:19-20
I met my prayer partner my freshmen year in college. We lived in the same dormitory, and I knew from the start that God wanted us to connect. So I befriended her and discovered she loved to pray just like me. Over the 17 years we have been friends, we have prayed through losses, through sickness, through weariness, through financial needs, family issues, and believed God for great things. I believe our prayers is why God brought us together—the friendship is extra. Every time we come together or talk on the phone, by the end of it, we are praying. What a blessing!
The Bible says, every good and perfect gift comes from above (see James 1:17). You are not alone, left to stand and fight alone. God will bless you with that sister that loves you enough to stand with you in prayer. Maybe it’s a co-worker, a next door neighbor, a colleague, or a sister at church, ask God to give you someone that loves God, loves you and loves to pray.
Hence, we have the key qualities of a prayer partner:
She loves God.
If she loves God, she will care more about pleasing Him than pleasing you. This is powerful in a prayer partner because out of her love for God, she will help keep your focus on Him.
She loves you.
A prayer partner cares about everything you’re going through, and when you pray together, you can sense her love and heart’s desire for God’s perfect will to be accomplished within you and through you.
She loves to pray.
She loves spending time in God’s presence. She knows where healing takes place, where empty cups are filled and where God does His greatest works in our hearts. She understands the significance of prayer.
Prayer: Father, I desire a prayer partner. Send me that person that can stand with me in prayer and I stand with her. I pray she loves You, loves me, and will love to pray. Thank You my Father God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Acts 4:24-31; Revelation 11:4)
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