In short: read this book. This is a great resource that provides both a theological foundation for praying together and practical tips for how to accomplish the goal of doing so. Megan helps prove the power of prayer with others by consistently sharing stories of revivals you probably weren’t aware of.
If you’re looking for some material to go through with a small group, this would be a great choice. Plus, Megan has even done most of the hard work for you already by providing study questions for each chapter in the back!
If you’d like to read a conversation between Megan Hill and Melissa Kruger about the book you can do so here, there’s a review of the book by Erin Wheeler on the 9Marks website here, and you can purchase the book here.
Here’s 10 of my favorite quotes. Enjoy!
1. Page 19
For a Christian, prayer always expresses a relationship: with the Father, through the work of the Son, by the power of the Spirit.
2. Page 25
When we pray, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit reveal themselves to be the perfectly unified, triune God who is always of the same mind. It is correct to think of all God’s answers to our prayers as either “Yes” or “Let me give you something better” because of the intercession of the Spirit, who takes our prayers and molds them to match the will of God.
3. Page 27
Praying together foreshadows our heavenly future when we will join that ‘great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice’
4. Page 39
The church is not merely a roster of individuals who pray privately; it is a congregation that ought to pray together.
5. Page 42
Brothers and sisters, we must be praying people.
6. Page 59
A company of praying people is a company of people equally dependent on God. But we also come to prayer with equally good help. The most eloquent spiritual giant and the most timid new believer can pray boldly together because Jesus prays for them both.
7. Page 90
Praying together may lead to revival. Revival always leads to praying together.
8. Page 103
Your readiness for public prayer always begins with a regular habit of private prayer.
9. Page 117-118
But as important as sexual intimacy is [between a husband and wife], the Lord allows one thing to occasionally eclipse it: “except…that you may devote yourselves to prayer.” Praying together is so vital for married couples that if time and energy are in short supply, all other obligations should move down the to-do list.
10. Page 122
Every time we break bread we thank its giver, whoever our dinner companions are. Our prayers stand as an encouragement to believing guests and a living sermon to unbelieving ones.