“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. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”
— Matthew 18:19,20
Throughout the Word of God we are encouraged to commune with our Lord through prayer. Sometimes it is personal and private prayer, and other times He calls us to join together with fellow believers in group prayer.
United Prayer is a format for corporate or group prayer that provides a structure while allowing the Holy Spirit to ultimately guide. The prayer time is divided into four parts:
- Adoration and praise
- Supplication and requests
The prayer facilitator guides the group in beginning the prayer, transitioning between the parts with short songs and Scriptures, and ending the prayer. During each section of the prayer, time is given to allow anyone present to share aloud as the Spirit leads them.
As the purpose of this prayer is united prayer, we encourage brief prayers instead of long, elaborate ones to allow as many participants to share as possible. Also there is no specific order in which participants must pray and there is no obligation to pray aloud.