19“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. 20 For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
Actually, notice here that Jesus said “anything”. Last time I checked, ‘anything’ meant anything, including healing. So, what’s the difference between me praying alone and praying with another person in agreement? Can’t I pray successfully by myself for a person’s healing? Well, yes of course. I can also lay hands on them, anoint with oil or minister using any of the other methods the Lord has provided.
Frankly though, I believe that the Lord desires healing among His people so much, He provided a whole variety of ways by which we can be healed. One approach may fail while another succeeds. In addition, the prayer of agreement is doubly attractive, because it provides a cumulative effect. My faith plus your faith produces more faith than our individual faith. I think that is one reason Jesus sent out the disciples in pairs, instead of individually.
An example of a notable pair of ministers is Paul and Barnabas. They had great success ministering together, even though Paul could assuredly get great results by himself. He typically traveled with a fellow minister, like Barnabas, or Silas. This gave him access to the prayer of agreement with a similarly faith-filled colleague. Also, he understood that corporate prayer resuscitated and healed him after he was stoned, in Acts 14.
19 Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead. 20 But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city.
So, if you are married, this is a potent weapon for you and your partner. You can also partner with any other believer. Do you have testimonies of healing through the Prayer of Agreement?