The Prayer of Commitment

-Pastor Donna Christian-

United Prayer

 

 

They prayed in ‘one accord’

 

 

Acts 4:23 And being let go, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.

Acts 4:24 So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them,…

 

In united prayer, everyone is praying the same thing.

 

Acts 16:25 But about midnight, as Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the [other] prisoners were listening to them, AMP

 

Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. NKJV

 

 

Prayer of agreement

 

The prayer of agreement is:  ‘If two shall agree”

 

Matt. 18:18 Truly I tell you, whatever you forbid and declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be awhat is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit and declare proper and lawful on earth must be bwhat is already permitted in heaven.

Matt. 18:19 Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and aeverything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven.

Matt. 18:20 For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name, there I AM in the midst of them.†  AMP

 

Deut. 32:30 How could one have chased a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had delivered them up?  AMP

 

Prayer power can be multiplied

Prayer of Commitment

 

Matt. 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matt. 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Matt. 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

 

Casting your care upon the Lord

 

1 Pet. 5:7  Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, bonce and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.  AMP

 

 

Committing-Your responsibilities

 

 

The futility of worry

 

Matt. 6:25 Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life greater [in quality] than food, and the body [far above and more excellent] than clothing?

Matt. 6:26 Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they?

Matt. 6:27 And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the aspan of his life?  AMP

 

Worry nullifies prayer!

Phil. 4:6 Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  RSV

 

Luke 21:34 But take heed to yourselves and be on your guard, lest your hearts be overburdened and depressed (weighed down) with the giddiness and headache and nausea of self-indulgence, drunkenness, and worldly worries and cares pertaining to [the business of] this life, and [lest] that day come upon you suddenly like a trap or a noose;  AMP