Step Four: AGREE with others in Prayer
I am fascinated by Bottlenose Dolphins, the most intelligent creatures in the ocean. Dolphins are easily trained and can reason, solve problems, think abstractly, and even recognize themselves in a mirror! They are also incredibly fast and powerful.
Stories abound of dolphins protecting humans against sharks, repelling them with high-speed, battering ram-like blows. My dad is one of the few living World War II submarine veterans. While on long, hot tours in the South Pacific, the sailors hoped to see dolphins so they could dive off the sub for a refreshing swim–sure to be safe from sharks.
Sharks steer clear of dolphins for another reason. Dolphins find safety in numbers by sticking together in groups or “pods.” So what do dolphins have to do with prayer? Like dolphins, our teammates can help us gain strength in prayer and defeat our spiritual enemies. Jesus said it this way: “If two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven (Matthew 18:19). Continue reading