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16 Bible Verses About Praying Together

Prayer is one of the most important ways we develop a deeper relationship with God and stay connected with him. The Bible encourages us to always pray. While praying alone is very good and recommended there is power in praying with others as well.

In these 16 Bible verses about praying together, we will be encouraged to join with others in prayer as believers. Unity and togetherness help us as Christians to build each other up in the faith and strengthens us.

When we pray with others, we are reminded that we are part of the body of Christ. We are never alone but there are others around us of the same faith and belief and we can stand together in agreement so that God can hear us.

Jesus prayed with his disciples, and so did Paul and we see examples of praying together in the early church too. It helps us to grow spiritually as a community.

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What Does the Bible Say About Praying Together in Unity

In the Bible, we see instances and examples of people joining hands and praying together for God to move, change the situation, and perform miracles. 

While praying alone is an important part of your spiritual growth process, there is great power that comes from from praying in small groups as well as corporate prayer.

God honors corporate prayers and answers them. He promises that his power and presence are always there when we gather together to connect with him whether in his word, in prayer, and even in worship.

My church has regular weekly prayer meetings for both the staff members as well as prayer groups to pray over all of the prayer requests that were received online and during service. 

I serve every week at a mission run by my church. We get a lot of individuals and families that are going through significantly difficult times.

There are times when one of them will begin sharing their troubles with us. Our first thoughts are to gather several other volunteers to come together to pray over the individual. Not only is this a powerful way to love on them but it magnifies that prayer to another level. The person usually walks away with a different stride then when they came in!

Matthew 18:19-20

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:19-20 NIV

One of the most important things you can do in life (after accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior) is to pray together with others. 

When our prayers are done in unity, agreement, and harmony, God hears and answers. The whole church is surely greater than its parts.

Good things begin to happen when Christian are unified in prayer together!

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Bible Verses About Praying Together

When we pray with others we feel more connected to them and this helps to grow our relationship with them. Praying with others takes the focus away from our own needs to bring the needs of others before God as well.

The most important commandment Jesus Christ gave us was to love God and love others. Praying for each other is one way we show love to them and put their interests before our own.

These Bible verses about praying together will inspire and uplift you so that you seek to intentionally find time to pray in a community in addition to praying on your own.

Psalm 133:1

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is fFor brothers to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1 AMP

The power of prayer is amplified when we join hands with other believers and pray together. It helps us to develop stronger relationships and gives us hope through difficult times. 

John 17:22-23

“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” John 17:22-23 NIV 

God desires to see us as believers united as one because when we do we accomplish great and amazing things for his kingdom. We can worship, pray, spread the Gospel and so much more when we are one.

There are many enemies of the Gospel in the world and we can’t fight and win when we are not united and standing strong. Unity is a testimony and evidence to the world that we belong to Christ. God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are one and we should be too.

Luke 9:28

“About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John, and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.” Luke 9:28 NIV

Jesus showed us the example of praying together with his disciples. There were times when he prayed alone and needed solitude with his father and times when he prayed with his disciples.

Jesus taught his disciples how to pray and their faith was strengthened along the way too. This prepared them for the ministry work that was ahead of them once he went back to heaven.

James 5:14-15

“Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.” James 5:14-15 NLT

In this scripture about praying together, we see that in times when we’re weak and sick, we can call upon the leaders in the church to pray for us. Those corporate prayers when we raise our faith together are effective and God will graciously answer them.

1 Timothy 2:8

“Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without anger and disputing or quarreling or doubt [in their mind].” 1 Timothy 2:8 AMP

Paul’s instruction to Timothy was that men should pray in one mind and heart. Among them, there should be unity, love, and togetherness so God can hear their prayers.

Romans 15:30

“I urge you, believers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join together with me in your prayers to God in my behalf.” Romans 15:30 AMP

Paul asked the early church to stand together and pray for him when he faced many trials including imprisonment. He knew that there was power in corporate prayers.  

Knowing that someone is praying for you when you’re going through tough times strengthens and lifts you up in your faith.

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Hebrews 10:24-25

“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.  And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25 NLT

As the day of Jesus Christ’s return approaches, and so much turmoil is happening in the world, the Bible tells us to continue meeting so we can be supported and strengthened in prayer.

Not only that but we are to come up with new, unique, and creative ways to motivate those who are getting tired of meeting with others to do so. 

Acts 2:42

The book of Acts has several scripture passages about praying together.

“They were continually and faithfully devoting themselves to the instruction of the apostles, and to fellowship, to eating meals together and to prayers.” Acts 2:42 AMP

To be united as disciples of Jesus we have to know each other and we do that by spending time together. Through times of fellowship which includes relaxing and having meals and activities together the early church grew closer and stronger together.

But it didn’t just end in casual meetings. They also prayed together and got to grow together spiritually too.

Acts 12:12

“When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying.” Acts 12:12 NIV

When we need God’s help in a situation, all we need to do is ask for it in prayer!

Acts 1:14

“They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.” Acts 1:14 NIV

When we band together in prayer, it is a prayer of faith. Faith that we stand firm in knowing that God will answer our prayers and will literally move mountains to do so.

Acts 12:5

“But while Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly for him.” Acts 12:5 NLT

In these powerful scriptures about praying together, we see that the early church led by example and constantly met to pray for each other and with each other. They prayed when Apostle Paul was in prison in their homes.

In a time of persecution and hardships, these intimate corporate prayers provided them with comfort and support.

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1 Thessalonians 5:11

“Therefore encourage and comfort one another and build up one another, just as you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 AMP

One really great way to encourage and build up others is to get a group together to pray over them. I tell you – nothing gives me a boost of encouragment then having my friends lay their hands on me in group prayer!

I’ve seen God’s powerful hand move when we pray together over a sick member of the church or over a family member or friend. 

2 Corinthians 1:11

“And you are helping us by praying for us. Then many people will give thanks because God has graciously answered so many prayers for our safety.” 2 Corinthians 1:11 NLT

We build each other up and comfort each other in prayer. It’s one of the best gifts we can give each other as believers. It only requires us to be intentional and committed to it.

Our Heavenly Father desires our prayers and when we band together to do it, is just makes them that much more powerful!

Acts 16:25-26

“Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening. Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off!” Acts 16:25-26 NLT

This Bible verse about praying together is very uplifting. It shows that situations change, spiritual chains are broken and freedom comes when we stand together in prayer.

Paul and Silas knew that there was power in joining hearts, and minds, and being in the same spirit through praying and worshipping together in hard times than doing so alone. And surely God moved.

Romans 15:5-6

“Now may the God who gives endurance and who supplies encouragement grant that you be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify and praise and honor the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5-6 AMP

Being united and in one accord glorifies and honors God. Most often, we think of the breaking of bread together as the body of Christ. 

But praying together is praying in consistency with the vision, mission, and character of Jesus Christ.

​And remember, these prayers can be simple prayers. Or you can pray the Lord’s prayer or other established prayers as a group. 

Either way, use the word of God as a guide for your prayers. This can give you the peace of God in knowing that your prayers are being guided by scripture and not by self.

16 Bible Verses About the Importance of Praying Together

Praying together is one of the most powerful tools we have at our fingertips here on earth. 

Through these scriptures about praying together, we can see that doing so unifies us as a body of Christ and is evidence to the world that we belong to God. The unity it brings is the same that is found in God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.

We offer each other encouragement and support and above all show each other love when we pray for each other. It’s a gift that we can bless each other with.

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God’s presence and power show up when we pray together. The early church is a great example to us of this and God performed many miracles in their midst because they were of one accord and prayed together often.

As a church, we can learn to pray together and to lean on each other through prayer. The sense of community is what all of us need to grow our faith and it helps us live in a way that honors and glorifies God.

There is no question in the power of praying together as a unified body of Christ! 

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