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Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. – Acts 3:1 (KJV)

Many of us need prayer.  Also, if we look at prayer honestly, we know that many of us also need someone to pray for us and to pray with us.  Some call them  accountability partners, while others call them prayer partners.  We need someone to hold us accountable for staying committed to prayer and sticking it out in prayer.

Look at Acts chapter 3.  The Word tells us that Peter and John are in tandem.  They are together, stride by stride, side by side, headed to the temple at the hour of prayer.  They are intentional about where they are headed and what they seek to do.  They are walking together towards their destination.  They both are headed to the same place for the same purpose.

Each of us needs a Peter or a John in prayer lives.  We need that prayer buddy who can send that text message of encouragement that simply says: “I am praying 4 u.” We need that person who will check on us beyond our Facebook status.  We need someone who will keep us on the right path in our prayer life.  That’s vital and important.  Otherwise, we can get thrown off and find ourselves way off track.

Seek a prayer partnership with someone.  Pray to the Lord for discernment and discovery.  Ask Him to help you discern the person who is right for you.  Seek His guidance.  Discover another level of support through a prayer partnership.  Let yourself fall madly in love with the fellowship and joy of partnership and support.

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There’s not enough of it based upon the way we conduct church worship services today.  Our Sunday school schedules are almost too rigid to develop fellowship among the believers.  In some instances, we need to make time to fellowship with other believers.  As the Super Bowl approaches, I expect that some churches will take full advantage and host block parties and house parties for viewing the big game with family and friends.  This may serve as a prime time to invite people from church to your home in order to further develop relationships with them and their families.  It may not seem like much, but a lot can be gained by simply showing a little hospitality to others.  Think about this and other possibilities for building stronger relationships among believers.

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