Prayer Keys – Key #4 – “Syncing Your Prayers”.
If you live and work around computers like I do, you’re probably familiar with the term “syncing”. It sounds like what the Titanic was doing after it struck the iceberg, but alas, it has nothing to do with boats or water. The term “sync” comes from the word synchronization. In the computer, mobile phone and electronics world it refers to the process of copying information/data from one computer or electronic device to another. The end result is that both devices now contain the matching data. So much for the boring computer lesson….
One dictionary describes the term “sync” as “harmony or harmonious relationship”. That’s a good definition. When two people are synced, they are of the same mind, heart and will. When two people are working in sync with one another, they can accomplish some amazing things. As a matter of fact there is a term called “synergy” which describes how two people or things working together can accomplish more than the sum of each working alone. In the medical world they have discovered that certain drugs, when taken together, have a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual effects. Somehow these drugs are syncing with each other. You may have experienced this sort of synergy when working with a friend or a group of people.
1Peter 3:8-9 (NIV) says, “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”
2 Corinthians 13:11 (NIV) says, “Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.”
Romans 15:5-6 (NIV) says, “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Philippians 2:5 (NKJV) says, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,” So we see that not only should we be like-minded with one another, but we should also share the mind of Christ. When we are synced with other believers, we are living as God intended.
When a person is synced in their relationship to God, they are of the same mind, heart and will as Him. Like the verse above says, we need to have the mind of Christ. When we do, it brings a powerful element to our prayer life. So start syncing your prayers with fellow Christians and begin to sync your prayers with Jesus himself and watch your prayers become more effective!