Cord of Three Strands

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“…a cord of three strands is not easily broken.”  Ecclesiastes 4:12b

Picture with me cords of varying sizes,  one having three strands,  one having twenty five or even fifty strands. Obviously; the one with more strands, can pull more weight than the smaller cord.

Our God hears and answers every single prayer; but can you imagine when the number of people praying for a matter, multiplies exponentially, from 25 to 250 or even 2500?  How beautiful the sound must be; to our heavenly Father’s ears.  God asks us to pray earnest, effective prayers.  When people gather together to pray in one accord, the Holy Spirit orchestrates the words , as they pour forth from the mouths of God’s children.

Jesus disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray. He began His answer by using the pronoun “our.”  Our, implies more than one.  We can talk to our heavenly Father about anything, anytime, any place.  He is always waiting to hear the sound of our voices talking to Him.

As we pour out our hearts like water before the face of the Lord and lift up our hands to the only One who can bring about change;  He listens to the heart cries of His people.  The answer is on the way.

Brooklyn Tabernacle Church hosts a prayer meeting every Tuesday night in New York City.  Like folks coming to a super bowl game, people from all nations pack in this place. Cheers erupt, as they believe God will do great and mighty things in response to their prayers.  They begin with praise and worship; inviting the Lord’s presence.  God says, “He inhabits the praises of his people.”  There is a time of confession, for Scripture declares, ” If we regard iniquity in our hearts, the Lord will not hear our prayers.” Lastly comes the time of intercession, as prayers billow up toward God’s throne room.  Lives are forever changed, all because God’s people gathered together to pray.

Prayer In Motion:

Lord, may I earnestly seek out people who will not just pray for me but pray with me.  As I gather with two or three or twenty three, may we watch and pray, “expecting great and mighty things.”


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Libby Williams

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