Paul Prays for Like-mindedness

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Romans 15:5-6

Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, 6 that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

In this beautiful benediction prayer, Paul prayed that God, the God of patience and comfort, would grant them like-mindedness—that is, having a spirit of unity, and that, as a result, they would glorify God in their prayers together.

There is nothing more frustrating and boring than to try to pray together with people that don’t know each other and that really don’t care to know each other. I mean I have attended church prayer meetings where you just know that the people have shown up out of some unknown obligation, and that is all.  They have no desire to get to know each other in a desire to be like-minded for prayer.

On the other hand, I have been in prayer meetings where there is a constant desire to get to know each other and to pray for each other and to see God work. It is a sweet fellowship and a time that goes by much too rapidly.  Yes, a time when God is glorified.

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