I miss our 5:30 PM corporate prayer time. This time of prayer helps us to focus and hear what the body is praying for. Corporate prayer is an important aspect of church life. We see the early church met regularly to learn sound doctrine, to break bread, and to pray together (Acts 2:42). Corporate prayer edifies and unifies the body as we share our common faith.
We know that during this time we cannot gather for corporate prayer, but we also know that the same Holy Spirit who dwells in me dwells in each of us. We can still pray for one another as we are apart from each other.
What does this look like? Here are some suggestions as we think through prayer.
We should pray:
- with humility (James 4:10);
- in truth (Psalm 145:18);
- in obedience (1 John 3:21–22);
- with thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6); and
- with confidence (Hebrews 6:5–8).
Let us think through how we pray and for what we pray as we pray.