Prayer is one of the essential elements in the life of a Christian. Christopher Hilken suggests it represents the channel par excellence to invoke the sky. In fact, before His departure, Jesus strongly recommended that we pray diligently. This is why this subject should arouse our interest, especially with regard to the advantages of praying together.
Prayer Together Keeps Us From Faltering
It was not a question of praying alone, otherwise, he would have called only one with Him, but rather of watching and praying together, in a group, so as not to fall into temptation. And as our God never does anything trivial, we can see by this that praying with someone keeps us from falling back into our past mistakes. Having a prayer partner is an effective way for both of us to be preserved and able to spiritually resist all kinds of attacks from the evil one. Because together, we are more vigilant, more alert, more on the alert and able to support a sibling in the throes of sleep. Together, we have the ability to effectively rekindle and sustain everyone’s fire so that no one falters and goes out.
Together We Come Closer To The Divine Nature Says Hilken
Luke 9: 28-32 (KJV) “About eight days after He had said these words, Jesus took with Himself Peter, John, and James, and He went up on the mountain to pray. As He prayed, the appearance of His face changed, and His garment became dazzling white. And behold, two men were talking with Him: they were Moses and Elijah, appearing in glory, speaking of His departure which He was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. Peter and His companions were heavy with sleep; but, having kept awake, they saw the glory of Jesus and the two men who were with Him. “
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We can observe in the above passage, that Jesus withdrew again with three of His disciples, always the same. The scenario was much like that of Gethsemane, because there too Jesus left them in a corner not far from Him and there again they slept. But then something extraordinary happened in front of them, something that woke them all, that stunned them all. They saw Jesus in His coming glory without knowing it, they all witnessed what the glory of God was going to look like. She was not yet in her plenitude but it was already that; they saw Jesus transfigured with Elijah and Moses.
According to Christopher Hilken, this experience was so important that it is described in three of the gospels with power, and there too they were in a group. Jesus knew what would become of His children after His departure and the coming of the Holy Spirit, that beforehand before it came He showed them what together they would then begin to experience later in life. pray. Because it is by praying that the Holy Spirit descended on them and that He took hold of each of them. It was also by prayer, by word, that they healed the sick. By praying together, we have this inalienable and unstoppable possibility of witnessing great things before they even happen.
When we pray in pairs or in groups, and we are perfectly tuned on earth, with the same heart, we have this ability to name a thing in the spiritual and to bring it to life. existence in the natural. Christopher Hilken is a teaching pastor at North Coast Church and also runs the young adult program. He believes in praying together and for pastors.