Prayer partners, as we define them, are people in our lives who hold us accountable for our walk with the Lord, and agree with us as we petition Him. Jesus said, “Again, I tell you that 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). Partnering in prayer is not for the purpose of coercing God, but rather building consensus as we seek His eternal purposes.
However, even as we draw others alongside us to pray, our ultimate partner is God. Anything we agree on as His people must be in submission to His will (1 John 5:14), and our spiritual communion with each other is bound by His grace.
As already stated, we are not God’s equal, but He intends to form us in a collaborative relationship, together with His Son who pours love into our hearts and His Holy Spirit who transforms with power. And while we are commanded to love one another, our goal is to be found perfect in Christ. In other words, we want to know the Father, Son and Spirit above all else. The Apostle Peter wrote, “But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth,the home of righteousness. So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.” (2 Peter 3:13-14)
God is always ready to partner with us for the sake of His kingdom. The question is whether or not we are willing to partner with Him. Prayer is how we interact with God, but if we overlook His ways, or His will, we might mistake His voice for our own.