An Unsettling Trend in Prayer

The Barna Group recently released a study on prayer that reveals a concerning pattern. The vast majority of Americans pray alone. But when we look at the New Testament, Christians mostly prayed together. Consider the benefits of group prayer in this article and determine to join or gather Christians for regular prayer.

The following is an excerpt from David Mathis’ article, “Nine Profits of Praying with Company.”

The joys and benefits of prayer aren’t limited to our personal prayer lives. A shared joy is a doubled joy, and God means for us not only to pray in our closets, and “without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) as we move through life in a spirit of dependence, but to pray with company.

Inestimable good happens when the regenerate rally with their fellows to come to their Father. It is past finding out all that God is doing when we pray together. Yet it helps to trace out some of the goodness, and whet our appetites with a few of the graces for which our prayer together is a means.

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