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40 Prayers for 40 Days Day 33

Friday—Week 6

Matthew 18:10-20

Where Two Agree

“I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”  (vv. 18-20)

“If we only get everyone praying for this to happen; if only everyone would agree on this in prayer; THEN, God would hear our prayer and bring this to pass!”

We are certain, if God hears the prayer of two or three, then hundreds of people praying is even better. We will beat down the doors of heaven. But, God is the champion of the little child. He is the shepherd who goes out to find the one lost sheep. God cares about those everyone else considers to be too small and insignificant.

Jesus promises his followers, God looks upon the heart of those who come to him. As God said to the prophet Samuel, when he came to Jesse’s house to pick the one who would be king: “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7).

When we come to worship God, he is not looking for numbers of believers who gather. He does not look at the name on the door, or the appearance of the structure. He looks into the heart of men and women. He looks for those who come humbly and with a heart tuned to worship, who desire to see God’s will being done on earth as in heaven; for those whose sins are forgiven, whose heart is righteous, their prayers are heard. (cf. James 5:16)

 

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