Put Your Power Tools to Work
The prayer of agreement is one of the most powerful tools God has given us as believers. It is the prayer that Jesus Himself guaranteed would bring results every time. It’s especially powerful in marriages. When a husband and wife come into agreement about something, it is so powerful!
But sometimes couples don’t seem to be getting results. Maybe you and your spouse have prayed the prayer of agreement, perhaps over your finances or your children, and nothing appears to be happening. I have found, when that occurs, that the problem usually lies in one of four areas.
1) Run a harmony check. The word agreement in Matthew 18:19 can also be translated “to harmonize or make a symphony.” When the members of a symphony are tuning their instruments, the sound isn’t much to hear. But when they all begin to harmonize, the sound they make is tremendously powerful. The same is true in prayer. Believers agreeing together in the Holy Spirit are a powerful, unstoppable force. That’s why Satan fights Christian families. That’s why he doesn’t want men and women unified in marriage. He wants us fussing and fighting all the time because he knows it will hinder our prayers (1 Peter 3:7).
2) Establish your heart on God’s Word. The prayer of agreement should be based on the Word. Find scriptures that cover your request. That word from God is the faith foundation of your prayer. Now you are agreeing on something God has already said.
3) Fix your mind on the Word. Soak your mind in it. Keep it before your eyes. When the devil tells you something contrary to the Word, speak. Bring every thought captive (2 Corinthians 10:5). Think on what the Bible says (Philippians 4:8).
4) Act as if it’s done. This is where many people miss it. You have to act on your faith. Don’t leave your prayer closet and start wringing your hands and speaking fear and unbelief. Speak the desired end result. Speak what you just agreed on. Refuse to act like that issue is a problem anymore. When someone asks you about it, say: “Glory to God, that issue is handled. My wife/husband and I have agreed in prayer. God is honoring our agreement. And as far as we’re concerned, that problem is behind us.”
The prayer of agreement is a powerful tool. So don’t despair if you’re not seeing results. Go through this list and check your heart. Then, put your power tools to work!
Speak the Word
“When I agree with another in prayer about anything that we ask, it shall be done for us by our Father in heaven.” (Matthew 18:19, nas)
Scripture Study: Matthew 18:18-20