Cord of Three

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Two are better than one because they have a good return for their work; if one falls down, her friend can help her up.  A Cord of Three strands is not easily broken.   Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, 12 (paraphrased)

Several years ago, we started a women’s prayer partner ministry at my church called “Cord of Three.”

I will always remember meeting with my Cord for prayer the first time!    Brenda, Mollie, and I knew each other from the church but not on an intimate level.  Our prayer requests sounded something like this:  “We are remodeling our kitchen, and we’re trying to decide what color of paint to go with the cabinets.”  Very generic and certainly at arm’s length. 

We trod lightly in the beginning, but it didn’t take us long to form a bond of trust.  Once we knew we could trust each other, we shared and shed many tears over our deepest prayer concerns.

Over the past seven years, we have,

  • experienced authentic, godly friendship at the heart level
  • prayed for each other during the most challenging times of our lives
  • prayed for one another when the one needing prayer didn’t have the strength to pray for herself
  • witnessed the hand of God move in ways we never knew were possible
  • been there for one another when their world was falling apart
  • encouraged one another to grow spiritually and to always turn to and trust God

I believe today, many women and men feel alone, and the idea of getting close to others is intimidating.  There is a hesitancy to enter into new or deeper relationships because of past hurts or feelings of rejection.  If this has happened to you, I want to encourage you to try again.  Others are missing out on getting to know the brave and beautiful person that you are!

As the song goes, “We all need somebody to lean on.”  I am thankful for my Cord of Three.  I have certainly leaned on them and will continue to lean on them as we do life together.❤

 

 

 

 

 

32 thoughts on “Cord of Three

  1. We all need someone to lean on. What a powerful ministry name 👌🏿. Cord of three 🙌🏿. I definitely agree that it is quite difficult for people to share their concerns to other because of fear and trust issues. Yet still, it is very vital that we ask God to help us because each person we meet is for a purpose. Thank you for sharing 😊

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      1. Yes me too. I truly believe that because this week the verse I’ve seen at least three times already is 2 Timothy 1:7 “ For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

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  2. On the shelf in my home office I have a braied cord. The strands are white, yellow & blue. They signify myself, my husband & our God. It is a beautiful reminder that when our marriage is intertwined with Jesus, none of the bonds can be broken.

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  3. Prayer partners or prayer fellowship not only bring us closer to God but closer to each other. I have been blessed to be a involved in a prayer group for over 5 years now. It has definitely helped me to grow in the Spirit.

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  4. What a wonderful sounding ministry! I admit this sort of sharing with others has long been a struggle. I can do it on here because a screen is between me and the person. 😏 But, you make an excellent point. We all need each other.

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    1. I have a feeling if we met, we would be great friends.😊 You are kind and authentic and have a heart turned towards God, which are characteristics of a good friend.😊 I’m glad you feel the freedom to open up your life to your blogging friends.

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  5. That’s beautiful Deb! I love that “cord of three”. What a blessing to have that fellowship and others you can rely on to agree in prayer. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  6. It’s nice to have fellowship with other prayer warriors. I love the name! It reminds me of my own prayer group of friends! We meet on Monday mornings and talk, share and then pray. We have seen prayers answered! 🙂

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  7. Amen, Deb! We are created for relationship, first with God, and then family and community. I too am thankful for the friends and family that I share life with. There is a richness and depth that I could never experience on my own. Thanks for sharing this encouragement for fellowship. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you. I’ve been missing you and my other blogger friends. In the summertime, it is easier for me to write when I’m not in school. I desire to write more during the school year, but I haven’t been successful. I did start a blog this evening and I’m really hoping to finish it tomorrow. Thank you for for reaching out. 😊

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