November 1, 2021

Acts 1:14 (NET) All these continued together in prayer with one mind, together with the women, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.

 

Acts 1:14 (KJV) These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

 

The word “one accord” in Greek is ‘homothumadon’, which means:
one mind
one purpose
one passion (one spirit; one desire)

 

From the definition, we understand that there is such a difference between the disciples’ prayer in Upper Room and our prayers as believers or as a church today. We need to admit that almost every church denomination have their own way of praying and believing. Some think that we should pray in silence, and some others think that we need to kneel and fold our hands when we pray. In some prayer meetings, people are allowed to pray their own ways with their own understandings.

 

No wonder our prayer as Christians barely have an impact, and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that stirred a great movement in the Upper Room will remain history and never become an experience.

 

What we actually need is to have the same understanding of what prayer really is. At least we need a company of people who will stand in one accord in prayer. The Kingdom of God doesn’t need a big crowd for a transformation, as there were only 120 BELIEVERS in the Upper Room who believed in the same thing and carried the same spirit of prayer, and their prayer did transform nations!

 

I believe that the Prayer Group in our local church (Breakthrough City Church) is part of God’s plan to bring churches to be in line that they may carry the same spirit of prayer and faith. Remember, a move of God is always born from the spirit of prayer that is poured out upon and moves through a company of believers.

 

I feel that the time for revival has come, and it will urge believers to transform our nation. Let’s put our mind, spirit and understanding to be in one accord that we will pray according to the will of God. This is the only way for the fire of revival to spread throughout our land. Amen!

 

Ps. Steven Agustinus