I don’t know what you think of prayer. Maybe you do it everyday. Maybe you do it when you need something. Maybe you never do it at all. Personally, I try to do it everyday, and where possible, I try to do it with others. The Bible says that when two or three gather in God’s name, He is there with them. That doesn’t mean that He’s not there when you pray on your own, it just means there’s something special about praying with others.
This is shown really clearly in the book of Acts. Two men called Paul and Silas had been thrown into prison when they didn’t really deserve to be. However, their response wasn’t to scream and shout about how unfairly they’d been treated. It wasn’t to plot revenge on their jailers. They sat in their jail cell and simply prayed. The outcome was amazing! There was an earthquake. The foundations of the prison were shaken. The doors flew open. Paul and Silas escaped. God heard their prayers and acted on them. It’s amazing what can happen when God’s people pray together!
Just the other day, me and a few friends prayed for someone who had a bad back and dodgy knees. We didn’t use fancy words or long prayers. We just stood together and asked God to heal our friend. After our prayer the person we were praying for said his back and knees felt a bit better. He wasn’t fully healed but he was better. Next time we meet up we’ll pray for our friend again and we’ll see what happens.
The fact is, when Christians meet up, God gets involved too. So, find some Christians near where you live and get praying for what’s on your mind. It can be as big or as small as you like, just start praying. And, once you’ve started, keep meeting up to pray. Don’t stop! You could even write down what you’ve prayed for. As you look back over what you’ve prayed for, you’ll be amazed how many have been answered without you even realising.
So go for it! Get praying and see what foundations your prayers will shake.