We had a prayer meeting Sunday night at Central Baptist Church. All we did was pray. I started our prayer time by quoting John 17:20-21, “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.”
Jesus expected the Kingdom of God to grow but prayed for unity. Unity is not everyone doing exactly the same thing. Unity is everyone headed in one direction even if we do have some differing opinions and preferences.
We prayed out loud for over an hour. It was a sweet time of prayer. You could hear the brokenness and personal struggles in the people’s voices. Our church got real with God. It was beautiful.
Unity is hard to measure. But it is easy to tell if a church is unified (or not). Do you pray for unity at your church? Jesus did and I think it’s a great example for us to follow.
What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Photo by Joel Kramer