They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42)
Corporate prayer is the term used to describe praying together with other people in small or large groups. Always remember to pray in humility, call on God in Truth, to be obedient, to be thankful and to pray in confidence.
Here’s six reasons the church needs corporate prayer:
• Corporate prayer can bring encouragement to the members of the group. For example, there may be those in the group who are struggling with trials and temptations. As they are upheld in prayer, the Holy Spirit brings them encouragement and reassurance of His promises.
• Corporate prayer has the ability to promote unity by bringing people together in a bond of fellowship and praise. As people pray together, they build love and concern for others and display their dependence on God.
• Corporate prayer forms in us the habit of prayer, spending time in worship and it brings intimate communion with the Savior.
• Corporate prayer is needed for confession and repentance throughout your spiritual journey. As people pray, the Holy Spirit brings conviction and draws His children to repentance.
As you can see, corporate prayer is powerful and is still needed within the church today. Whether the corporate prayer group is small or large, God is still in the prayer answering business.