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Prayer Triplets

April 19, 2013

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Why do we not pray? Because we are proud! Why do we not give time to pray? Because we are proud and believe we have more important things to do! Why do we not join with others in prayer? Because we are proud and don’t want others to see our weaknesses! But remember God opposes the proud. So let us humble ourselves and join a prayer triplet.

What is a prayer triplet?

Three Christians of the same sex who join together regularly to pray.

Why a triplet?

Matthew 18:19-20 (NIV)
[19] “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. [20] For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Christ is present and active when at least two or three gather and agree together. Being small in number they are easy to form, fast to act, and flexible as to where and when they meet.

To agree together we must speak out our prayers and people feel more able to do this is a small group where they only need to be vulnerable with two other people. This is also the secondary reason why they need to be single sexed group – the primary is that sharing personally and deeply is not appropriate with those of the opposite sex (there is a form of triplets which is three couples praying together).

How does it work?

We ask people to meet for a minimum of 30mins once a month to pray ( although most triplets meet weekly). We ask people to sign up as a triplet or as individuals willing to join a triplet and then when a group is formed they assign one person to be the link person. The church will provide monthly updates for and answers to prayer to that person and also inform them if immediate prayer is required. The other reason we ask groups to sign up administratively is to be accountable and also as a demonstration of humility and unity as a church together.

What happens at a prayer triplet?

The obvious answer is pray but unfortunately this sometimes gets forgotten!

Sharing of a scripture or answered prayer
Prayer for family members
Prayer for three unsaved friends
Prayer for one mission or missionary
Prayer for Wallingford Baptist Church
Prayer for one another

Why bother?

God answers prayer! When we pray he ‘heals’ that is a big Hebrew word encompassing salvation, deliverance, peace, blessings as well as how we understand the term. Do we want to see this in our church? Paul says in the latter days there will be those who have a form of godliness but without power – does this describe you? Is it because we do not join with others to pray?

So sign up to join a prayer triplet today!


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