If you’ve been a believer for a while, I’m sure you’d agree that there is power in prayer. God hears prayer and he answers prayer. There is nothing too difficult for him to accomplish and he always has our best interest at heart. We can pray anywhere and anytime. And that is exactly what he wants us to do. But did you know that there is also power in joining your faith with others in prayer? When we pray for, or with, others who are themselves praying to God for the same outcome, we are in effect, joining our faith together. Paul says in Romans 15:30:
"I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me."
The struggle Paul is talking about is the conflict he was having with the unbelievers in Judea. But I have to believe that he, himself, was praying to God about this issue as well. So in essence, he was asking his brothers and sisters in Rome to join him in prayer. I believe that when multitudes of people are bombarding heaven with the same prayers, that God takes notice. So I encourage you, if you’re dealing with something that needs God’s immediate attention, pray, fast and yes, ask other brothers and sisters to join their faith with you in prayer.
I’m certain that there is power in prayer. But I also believe that there is added power when we pray corporately or join our faith in prayer with others on an issue. That is why prayer chains exist. It is alerting others to a need so that multitudes can be in earnest prayer to God on the same issue. To me, it is almost like signing a petition. Humanly speaking, if one person brings up an issue it can be ignored, but if several people agree on that same issue, leadership takes notice, and I believe there is a parallel of sorts in the heavenly realms.