First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone. This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
— 1 Timothy 2:1,3,4, HCSB
We are living in a time when every true Christian must maintain a living connection with God. The world is flooded with sophistries of the enemy, and we are safe only as we learn lessons of truth from the Great Teacher. The solemn work in which we are engaged demands of us a strong, united effort under divine leadership.
The Lord desires His workers to counsel together, not to move independently. Those who are set as ministers and guides to the people should pray much when they meet together. This will give wonderful help and courage, binding heart to heart and soul to soul, leading every man to unity and peace and strength in his endeavors.
Our strength lies in taking our burdens to the great Burden Bearer. God confers honor on those who come to Him and ask Him for help, in faith believing that they will receive.
Human help is feeble. But we may unite in seeking help and favor from Him who has said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Divine power is infallible. Then let us come to God, pleading for the guidance of His Holy Spirit. Let our united prayers ascend to the throne of grace. Let our requests be mingled with praise and thanksgiving.
We have a divine audience to which to present our requests. Then let nothing prevent us from offering our petitions in the name of Jesus, believing with unwavering faith that God hears us, and that He will answer us. Let us carry our difficulties to God, humbling ourselves before Him. There is a great work to be done; and while it is our privilege to counsel together, we must be very sure, in every matter, to counsel with God, for He will never mislead us. We are not to make flesh our arm. If we do, depending chiefly upon human help, human guidance, unbelief will steal in, and our faith will die.
“What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses...”
— Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, p.485-487
Counsel together, do not to move independently. Pray much when you meet together.
Unite in seeking help and favor from Him who said, “Ask, and it shall be given you.” Come to God pleading for the guidance of His Holy Spirit.
Let your united prayers ascend to the throne of grace. Let your requests be mingled with praise and thanksgiving.
Carry your difficulties to God. Humble yourself before Him and in every matter counsel with God.