October 2017

3 Spiritual Benefits of Having a Prayer Partner

The bible tells us that the prayers of one righteous person avails much so just imagine the prayers of two or three together. Matthew 18: 19-20 says, "Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I among them."

There are many benefits to having someone pray with you, stand in agreement with you, unite in faith with you. I have been blessed to have a consistent, faithful, God-fearing prayer partner for the last 8 years. We have seen the hand of God move, not just in our lives, but in the lives of people who never knew we were praying for them.

The first benefit of having a prayer partner is Agreement. In the bible, agreement means to be of the same mind. In this particular scripture in Matthew, the word agreement is sumphoneo, from which comes our word symphony. Symphony meaning a harmonious blending. Therefore if two or more gather in Jesus name and He is among them that means that there is a perfect agreement between you, your prayer partner, and Jesus. So a spiritual benefit of having a prayer partner is to be in perfect, harmonious blending with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The second benefit to having a prayer partner is for Accountability. You need someone who will help you set spiritual goals and then hold you accountable for reaching those goals. If your goal is to start reading a chapter of the bible a day then the role of your prayer partner is to check in with you and remind you of that goal and to encourage you to get back on track when you fall short.  Your prayer partner won't or shouldn't expect perfection from you but they should remind you of how important it is to stay spiritually tuned-up.

The third benefit is for taking Action.  Spiritual action! Taking spiritual action means that whenever opposition comes up against you, whenever you are faced with a trial, your prayer partner is like a cheerleader who will be on the spiritual sideline cheering you to victory. He or she will remind you of who you are in Christ. He or she will remind you of the authority that you have in Jesus. They will remind you that you were not created to sit back and take defeat but that there is a champion in you that is well able to rise up in victory!

You and your prayer partner don't have to have a perfect prayer schedule. Me and mine may have to reschedule prayer due to our schedules. Whenever this happens we will still submit names and situations to each other so that we can pray about it during our individual prayer time.
If you are ready to see the hand of God move on your behalf, for yourself and for others who you are praying for, then I encourage you to take your faith and couple it with someone else's faith and experience Blessings and Breakthroughs!

Many Blessings,
Pamela D. Smith
The Prayer Plug