We pray together to....
1. Glorify God. Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together (Psalm 34:3).
2. Demonstrate our need for God. He is the strong one. All of us need his help, involvement and blessing. Our status, age, experience and knowledge of the Bible don't matter when we bow down before the God of all creation.
3. Include God in our conversation. He is with us. We miss out when we ignore Him. Where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them (Matthew 18:20).
4. Learn to pray. By listening to others converse with God, we discover new ways to talk with Him.
5. Inspire personal prayer. Encourage one another daily...so that none of you may be harmed by sin's deceitfulness ((Hebrews 3:13)
6. Love and be loved. A prayer group prayed for a dad's recovery from cancer. He passed away and they cried together. They also prayed for a child that had lost their way. She came to know Christ and turned her life around. The group rejoiced! Sometimes the first or only people to know about situations are those in our prayer circles.
7. See God provide. Jesus told the story when he taught about prayer. Suppose a friend asks you for three loaves of bread, but you don't have any. So you to to a rich friend's house, even though it is midnight, and knock on his door until he gets up and gives you all the bread your friend needs (from Luke 11:5-8). Prayer changes things!
8. Be healed. Pray for each other so that you may be healed (James 5:16).
9. Receive answers. If two of you on earth agree about anything and you ask for it, it will be done for you by my father in heaven (Matthew 18:19).
10. See God's power. The believers raised their voices together in prayer. After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. They were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly (Acts 4:24)
Adapted from a submission on AblogOnprayer.com