Where In The Bible Does It Say One Person Should Lead A Congregational Prayer?
Good morning Preacher, Please avail me scripturally backed examples of one person leading a Congregation in Prayer. Thank you.
Acts 4 is a passage that suggests such. In verse 24, we read:
“So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them…,
Only one person could have verbally said this because what was said was recorded. If everyone in the whole church was just speaking at the same time, which person’s statement was recorded? It could only suggest that one person led the prayers. It was not a prayer that was previously rehearsed for all of them to come and chorus it at the same time. The immediate circumstance prompted the prayer.
Also, the principle of I Corinthians 14 applies here. Rowdiness in the church service is not decent and in order. Paul warned that all activities of the church must be done decently and in order (v.26). He said if more than one person has a tongue, each should do it one at a time (v.27). And he mentioned that a rowdy section in the church could lead to people thinking they are mad (v.23). So the point is: rowdy prayer session is not decent.
Osamagbe Lesley EGHAREVBA