“These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication.”-Act 1: 14.
Christians must be “of one accord” if they are to prevail with God. Our prayers are much like music. Discord are destructive, destroying each other by their crashing and colliding; only the harmonies sustain and bear each other upward and onward. Guided by their own will alone, a score of Christians might all be praying at cross-purposes, one desiring this thing, and one the opposite, and each thereby nullifying the petition of the other. How shall they come to agreement? Should we pursue worldly methods and take a vote? Should the majority rule? No! The unity of the Spirit is the only unity that can put us in accord with heaven. Human agreements, however unanimous, are good for nothing in prayer, unless they have taken their key from God.
- A. J. Gordon
It is the symphony of prayer—the symphony that comes from two or more hearts being attuned by the one spirit—that makes their praying powerful. It is important to ask ourselves, “Have we been spiritually in tune with others in prayer?”