Waiting for an answer to prayer is hard. Waiting a long time for an answer to prayer is harder. Waiting a long time by yourself for an answer to prayer is hardest.
Sometimes it seems like no one keeps anything private anymore. Between Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram it’s easy to feel like everyone shares everything. But that’s far from the truth. Almost everyone you meet, like you, is fighting a private battle.
You Need a Prayer Partner –
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10,12
1. To Encourage You – A prayer partner can remind you of what you’re doing well and that you are loved.
2. To Remind You to Hope – A prayer partner can help you hang on when you’re discouraged and feeling like all is lost.
3. To Keep You Accountable – A prayer partner can remind you to stay in God’s Word, God’s will, and to keep praying.
4. To Stand in Agreement with You – A prayer partner can multiply your prayers – “I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.” Matthew 18:18
5. To Keep You Focused on Jesus – A prayer partner can remind us that Jesus is able to meet our needs and answer our prayers – Let us keep looking to Jesus. Our faith comes from Him and He is the One Who makes it perfect. Hebrews 12:2
How to Find a Prayer Partner
1. Pray that God will lead you to the right prayer partner.
2. Look for someone who is committed to Bible Study and prayer.
3. Choose someone who is a able to keep your prayer needs private.
4. Unless your prayer partner is your fiancé or spouse, choose someone of the same sex.
5. Join a small group at your church to make friends and find other pray-ers.
How to Be a Prayer Partner
1. Pray daily for your prayer partner.
2. Remember – People may not need your advice; they may simply need you to listen and to pray.
For discussion: Do you have a prayer partner? Who is your prayer partner? How did you find your prayer partner?