lesson we will study how and when to pray the Prayer of Unity.
The Prayer of Unity is slightly different
from the Prayer of Agreement because the Prayer of Unity involves more than
two or three Believers.
In the third chapter of Acts it is recorded
how Peter and John used the strong Name of Jesus
to heal a crippled man who was sitting on the ground in front of the Temple.
resulted in thousands of people running to see the miracle. Peter
took opportunity to preach Jesus to these people and the religious leaders
were infuriated. (Acts 3:1-26)
They had Peter and John arrested,
rebuked them and forbid them to ever use the Name of Jesus again.
Peter and John would not agree to the terms.
They were then released
and returned to their own company of like-minded Believers. (Acts
Tremendous Power of Corporate, Unified Prayer
“And being let go, they went to their own
company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto
them. And when they [the unified Believers] heard that, they lifted
up their voice to God WITH ONE ACCORD and said, Lord, thou art God, which
hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
… And now, Lord, behold their threatenings:
and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy
word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and
that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
“And when they [the unified Believers] had
prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they
were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake
the word of God with boldness. And the multitude of them that
believed were of one heart and of one soul:
neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was
his own; but they had all things common.
"And with great power gave
the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace
was upon them all. Neither was there any among them that lacked: for
as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the
prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles'
feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had
need. And Joses, who by the apostles was
surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a
Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, Having land, sold it, and brought the
money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.” (Acts 4:23-37)
Some individuals have wrongly taken the
above narrative and used it to teach that the Bible condones communal
living. That is not what is happening here.
Believers got together, lifting up their voice in one accord, after having
heard Peter and John’s testimony, things started shaking. In a spirit
of complete unity, they asked God for signs and wonders and they got them.
The power of God filled the very place
where they prayed. The building that they were meeting in actually
began to shake on its very foundation. The power of God fell on
everyone in attendance and they were refreshed and refilled with new
Money and material objects were thrown at
the feet of the Apostles who used it to seek and save the lost and to
destroy the works of Satan in the lives of suffering people. (Luke 19:10;
1John 3:8) This is the true reason that money
comes to Believers.
This is what happens when like-minded
congregations come together, lifting their voices before God, expecting Him
to move in their midst. What a wild bunch this was. Right out loud,
altogether and right in Church, they just let it go.
was quite pleased by all the excitement over His Son, because He turned
around and let the power fall.
People in the Old Testament Knew the Power of Unity
When King Solomon completed the building of
God’s Temple, he gathered all
together. He called all the leaders, the heads of the tribes, the
chiefs of the fathers and the Levitical
Priesthood together. He commanded that the Ark of the Covenant be
placed permanently in the newly completed Temple. Every voice
was lifted in a spirit of unity and sure enough, the supernatural occurred.
“It came even to pass, as the trumpeters
and singers WERE AS ONE, TO MAKE ONE SOUND to be heard in praising and
thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets
and cymbals and instruments of musick, and
praised the Lord, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth
for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of
the Lord; So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the
cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of God.” (2Chronicles
When these individuals came together as one,
lifting their voices in unity to make one sound of praise and thanksgiving
before the Lord, the Glory cloud came in. The Glory cloud is simply
the power of God in demonstration.
God’s power filled the Temple like a cloud and
overwhelmed these people to where even the Priests could not stand on their
feet to perform their duties. Everyone was falling to the ground,
overwhelmed by the power of God’s goodness.
You can be sure if anyone
was sick, they went home healed that
day. If anyone was tormented, they went home free. If anyone
was suffering poverty or lack, they went home and encountered supernatural provision.
This is still what happens today when
congregations of true Believers lift their voices in the spirit of unity,
praying and praising God for His goodness and His mercy. I have seen
it. I have been in it. I have benefited from it.
too, if you will just get yourself into a Church of like-minded Believers
who know how to pray the Prayer of Unity. The Church
who knows how to pray together, knows how to whip the fire out of the devil