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Because of the nature of our God, the Spirit doesn’t just bring us in Christ to the Father—he brings us together to him as the Father’s family.  Therefore we also pray together with Christ as brothers and sisters before our Father.

Communal prayer, then, is the Christian life in a nutshell—the family of the Father coming together to him to share his concerns.  This is why in some ways the prayer meeting is such a battle of flesh against Spirit: will you bludgeon your brothers and sisters with your impressive prayers and actually ignore God, or will you truly go to your Father and seek blessing for them?

—Michael Reeves, Enjoy Your Prayer Life (Leyland: 10Publishing, 2014), 40-41.  Emphasis in original.

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