There is definitely power in united, faith-filled prayer. There is also no doubt that being in an atmosphere that is torn by strife and discord is a hindrance to faith’s operation. (James 3:16 NKJV For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.)
In Matthew 18:19, Jesus used the word “sumphōnéō” which we translate “agree.” You probably see the similarity to our word “symphony.” Greek scholars tell us it meant to agree to or give support to a proposition. It might mean to make an accord, as in a business arrangement or a treaty. It always means to be harmonious. Think of an orchestra playing a piece of music. Many different instruments play different notes, but there is no discord – there is harmony. Everyone is playing their part in the same song, moving together in concert according to a plan. There is one Conductor who oversees them all, keeping them together as they follow Him. The Amplified Bible takes note of this idea:
Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven.Matthew 18:19 AMP
In today’s video lesson, we will talk about how we get into harmony so we can pray in symphony.