3 Benefits of Praying with a Friend

This 1-minute devotion offers 3 excellent reasons to find a prayer partner.


Partners … buddies … soulmates … friends—our well-being is improved by them. 

And so is our prayer life when we commit to pray with one or two others.

There’s something about prayer-partnering that:
1. Keeps us focused.
2. Keeps us accountable.
3. Keeps us praying.

I’m not advocating that prayer with a partner should replace personal prayer, but it’s a good addition. And it can provide more than prayer. 

I used to move frequently, and when I got to a new location, I didn’t have friends. Sometimes I’d ask someone to join me for an hour of prayer in my home. If we connected, I’d ask if they’d like to meet weekly. 

Those partners often became my close friends. 

During those years, I didn't have the advantages of modern technology, but we now have multiple ways to partner with others through phone and computer apps. 

Partnering provides prayer, fellowship, and friendship—all things we need to grow in the Lord. 

If you have a prayer partner, thank God today! If not, ask God whom you might invite to join you for prayer next week. 

💙 Beyond 1-minute for those who want more: 

Why not memorize one of these Scriptures this week? Better yet, why not ask a friend if they'd like to memorize several of these passages with you? Memorizing Scripture with friends gives us some accountability.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10: "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up." 

Romans 12:15: "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn."

1 Thessalonians 5:11: "Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." 

Hebrews 3:13: "Encourage one another daily, as long as it is called 'Today,' so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness."

James 5:16: "Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective."


This 1-minute devotion offers 3 excellent reasons to find a prayer partner.

 
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2 comments:

  1. This is so true. It brings me a great sense of relief to know that I am not the only one praying about something that is burdening my heart.

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    1. I agree pat I meet up every week with a few friends for prayer and it’s so uplifting and gives you strength for the week ahead

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