Most Christians appreciate how important it is to pray. And they know that praying in secret, not to show off, is commendable. But when a church comprised of Christians is formed can it rely on the private prayers of each individual in the church, or does God expect the church as a whole to meet to pray to Him? Our answer would be yes! We should meet together to pray prayers of worship, praise, thanksgiving and sincere requests. The content of our prayers as a church is a big subject in itself. These notes are just about the need to meet together to do it!
As usual, the expectations God has in this matter are disclosed in the Bible, so here are some passages that apply. First we look at how God instructed His people in the Old Testament, then noting that precedent we look at how people living in the New Testament era are guided in this matter. Read on here