Manuscript Releases, vol. 9 [Nos. 664-770]
MR No. 748—The Power of United Prayer
This morning I have been reading of your success in Adelaide. Praise the Lord! Keep the work progressing. I am so glad that the church in Adelaide has been given opportunity to recover from the terrible work done there by the enemy, which caused so much division and strife. 9MR 303.1
As a church, we have received great light. This light the Lord has entrusted to us for the benefit and blessing of the world. To us has been given the ministry of reconciliation. With power from on high we are to beseech men to be reconciled to God. We are encouraged to pray for success, with the divine assurance that our prayers will be heard and answered. “If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:19, 20). “Ask of Me, and I will answer your requests.” 9MR 303.2
The promise is made on condition that the united prayers of the church are offered, and in answer to these prayers there may be expected a power greater than that which comes in answer to private prayer. The power given will be proportionate to the unity of the members and their love for God and for one another.—Letter 32, 1903, p. 6. (To Brother and Sister Farnsworth, January 28, 1903.) 9MR 303.3
Washington, D. C.,
October 22, 1979.