When I came home from an extended mission trip, life falling apart, I started feeling my need for support from other praying people. Every time I would drive by the sign for a certain church that I had never visited before, something in my spirit would jump with hope. So, I decided to check it out.
I found out that a group of godly women met there for prayer every Monday on their lunch break, and they invited me to join them. Broken in my spirit, I met with them week after week, bowing before the Lord at His throne of grace. Those times praying with those dear women were some of the sweetest of my life!
About 20 years ago I got remarried, and my husband and I found a church that we could call “ours”. They didn’t have a ladies prayer group, and after a considerable time there I finally decided to start one. I don’t remember ever having more than five women meeting together at a time, and it was usually more like 2 or 3. Some moved on, and others took their place.
But I’ve found that those whom you can trust to take your prayer requests to the throne of God and no where else are the best of forever friends!
It doesn’t take going out and having fun together for that.
All it takes is being vulnerable in prayer together, praying and worshiping and praising God together, united in the Spirit of God as He dwells “in the midst” of us!
Even now, almost every Wednesday night I go to the church building and pray. A couple of my prayer partners can not make it that often, but God’s love runs deep between us. God has sent me one faithful prayer partner who has been praying with me almost every week for over three years. Praying together has drawn our hearts together in trust for each other and for the Lord.
Today I’m thankful for my faithful prayer partners throughout the years! They are amazing women of God whom I will love forever!
How about you? Have you ever had the joy of having a faithful prayer partner? Are you a part of a prayer group? If not, would you consider praying about starting one? All it takes is two of you to be or start a group.
19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:19,20 NKJV
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