by Aletha Hinthorn
C. Peter Wagner tells that when he was young he attended “horse pulls.” One of the strongest horses could pull 7,000 pounds and another an amazing 9,000 pounds. But when the two horses were hitched together, they could pull 33,000 pounds.
A similar phenomenon occurs in prayer. God multiples the results when we unite! When two or more people prevail together, their prayer power not only is added together, but it’s multiplied.
“Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you” (Lev. 26:8).
Deuteronomy 32:30 speaks of one man chasing a thousand and two putting 10,000 to flight.
We can be praying with others, though, and still only pull our individual loads of 7,000 or 9,000 pounds each if we are not praying for the same thing at the same time. When we all desire the same thing, with one leading in prayer and the others either silently or aloud saying a heartfelt, “Yes, Lord,” our prayers become synergistic.
Many light bulbs shining together make a bright light. But if they are concentrated into one light beam, they give a laser beam effect capable of penetrating the hardest substance. Think of your agreeing in prayer as focusing your light into a laser beam which God can use to penetrate those “inaccessible” situations.
Thank You, Jesus, for giving us a powerful reason to be in unity with others.
By Aletha Hinthorn
Used with permission