Increase Your Power in Prayer


C. Peter Wagner said 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. Deuteronomy 32:30 speaks of one man chasing a thousand and two putting 10,000 to flight.

In medicine a drug reaction called synergism parallels this principle. Some medicines by themselves are ineffective against certain diseases, but when combined with another medicine, they accomplish much more than either could alone.

We can be praying with others, though, and still only pull our individual loads of 7,000 or 9,000 pounds 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 united with others.

"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" (Leviticus 26:8).