BY REV. DORAL PULLEY, Today’s Church Tampa Bay
“Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them (Matthew 18:20).”
I got introduced to the idea of Prayer Partners at an AllNight Prayer Service at the Holy Name Church of Jesus. After our Friday Night Service, they announced that some of the members of the church decided to spend the night at the church in prayer.
As a teenager, I was fascinated by the idea that people were able to pray all night long. I heard of people dancing and partying all night, but I never imagined people praying for such a long time. I called my mom and asked if I could stay at the church and pray till daybreak. She never heard of such an idea either; therefore, she was suspicious and called the church. She confirmed with the pastor that allnight prayer was happening and permitted me to stay.
During All Night Prayer, we utilized many of the prayer postures: bowing the head, kneeling, standing, and sitting. We prayed individually on our knees. We participated in corporate prayer in a circle, with each person taking a turn praying. We also prayed in pairs of two with a partner. Before we selected prayer partners, the pastor explained the power of agreement.
When you pray with another person, you join forces with them and multiply spiritual energy in a particular direction. The scripture supports the power of multiple persons and declares that one can chase a thousand, but two can put ten thousand to flight (Deuteronomy 32:30). Jesus taught that there is a great power on earth when two people come into agreement about one thing. God promised that if two agree concerning anything that our God would do it for us (Matthew 18:19). God honors unity and harmony so much that when two people from different backgrounds with unique perspectives come together as one, God promises to give them what they desire. If you don’t have a prayer partner, pray about it and be led by the Spirit in choosing one.
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Today’s Church Tampa Bay, 940 5th Ave. S, St. Petersburg (Staybridge Suites) and 5107 North Central Ave., Tampa.