Living in the 21st century, we are led to believe that we can do things/solve problems by ourselves.
2 Chronicles 20 is a wonderful record of what happens when people come together to pray. Jehoshaphat, when facing looming trouble, recognized his limitations. He knew that he had to call on God for help. So he reached out to his nation, and prayer support came from all across the land.
Sometimes we’re too proud to ask others to pray with us. When that happens, it’s wise to consider Jehoshaphat’s example. Though a king who reigned over his subjects, he nevertheless called on them to join him in seeking divine intervention. Then, when the people of Judah began to pray, God provided His solution through a prophet. Judah was saved. The advancing armies turned against each other and completely destroyed themselves. Judah’s forces suffered no casualties. Their humble king had listened, and they witnessed the Lord’s remarkable victory.
We all need the encouragement, wisdom, and strength that comes from seeking the Lord together. Our life in Christ is most rewarding when the body of Christ listens to Him and cooperates with one another.
There is power in corporate prayer. "‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Mike and Daphne