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Prayer is Music to God’s Ears

This summer I chose to read The Passion Translation. It is a delightful and yet profound way to read the New Testament. I was in Matthew 18 and was arrested with these verses: 19 “Again, I give you an eternal truth: If two of you agree to ask God for something in a symphony of prayer, my heavenly Father will do it for you. 20 For whenever two or three come together in honor of my name, I am right there with them!” [Emphasis added]

I sat back and immediately thought, “My prayer is music to God’s ears!” Just imagine what it’s like to Him when two or more of us pray together? It becomes a symphony! I was astounded with that concept. How in the world can two voices become a symphony? And then Deuteronomy 32:30 came to mind: “How could one person chase a thousand of them, and two people put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, unless the LORD had given them up?” And of course, there’s the multiplication of the 5 loaves and 2 fishes (Mt 14:19).

The “power of multiplication” is the word, AGREE. It’s the Greek word, sumphóneó, (Strongs #4856) and it means to call out with, to be in harmony, generally to agree.

4856 symphōnéō (from 4862 /sýn, “together with” and 5456 /phōnḗ, “sound, voice,” which is the root of the English word, “symphony“) – properly, voicing the same opinion because like-minded. [“4856 (symphōnéō) was originally, a harmony of voices, figuratively, to harmonize with in the sense of to agree with” (Souter), i.e. to be in harmony, agreeing, because in one concord (A-S, so also in Plato, Aristotle).]

And when we add Jesus into the mix by asking in His name, it’s no longer 2 to the power of 2 — it now becomes 2 to the power of eternity! Just imagine my excitement when this song came on my ipod while dressing: Sing Along by Christy Nockels. I imagined singing my prayer to Father and listening to hear His song back to me. Find someone to pray a new song to the Lord. Agree — harmonize — and become a symphony of prayer.

Great God. Wrap your arms around this world tonight, Around the world tonight, And when you hear our cries, Sing through the night, So we can join in your song, And sing along yeah, We’ll sing along Sing along by Christy Nockels

Wisdom is Hearing With Your Heart

I like to read the Proverb for the day since there are 31. Sometimes I read it in bed for the day ahead and sometimes on that morning. Today’s was Proverbs 1. The first 7 verses are such an admonition on how to lead a good life by pursuing God and His favor. My margin had a note about Solomon referring to 1 Kings 4:32 “He also spoke 3,000 proverbs and his songs were 1,005.” I smiled to think that David’s anointing passed on to his son… and then some! Read more

Zechariah 3:7 Free Access

While reading Zechariah 3, I was really struck with verse 7:

Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘If you will walk in My ways, and if you will perform My service, then you will also govern My house and also have charge of My courts, and I will grant you free access among these who are standing here.'” [emphasis added] Read more

John 1:1 In the Beginning

As I woke up this morning, I heard, “It’s a new beginning for you. It’s a new beginning for Me. It’s the beginning of days.” I repeated that several times to myself to remember it and then I heard John 1:1 Read more

Psalm 34 Is it Well With My Soul?

I deeply feel the pain and struggles of those near and dear to me. Last summer I learned that I had been carrying the burdens of others and not handing them over to the Lord. Since then, I have practiced this principle by praying as the needs arise, as the person or situation comes to mind, and as nudged by Holy Spirit. Read more

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