I was convicted last week to pray more for my church body.
I forget how critical and beautiful it is “when brothers dwell in unity” (Ps. 133:1). Psalm 133 goes on to depict this unity with two similes: Anointing oil dripping down Aaron’s beard, and sweet dew on the mountains of Zion.
At a glance, the images seem strange. But David’s poetry here is rich and deep.
The church dwelling in Christlike unity is a sign of our set-apartness—our anointment as a “royal priesthood, a holy nation” (1 Pt. 2:9a). This harmony is sweet and nourishing, like dew on the heights. It reaps growth and brings “blessing, life forevermore” (Ps. 133:3).
Unity in the church also proclaims God’s excellencies to our communities (1 Pt. 2:9b). This harmony is key to a church that glorifies Christ as his Bride.
How do you pray for unity in your church?