And when they had entered, they went up into the upper room where they were staying: Peter, James, John, and Andrew; Philip and Thomas; Bartholomew and Matthew; James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot; and Judas the son of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
Communal prayer is an essential component of congregational life.
- Collective prayer is an essential component of congregational life.
- At the same time, communal prayer is both an identifying feature and a duty of the church of Christ.
- In order to fulfil this duty, the believers must sanctify themselves and concentrate on that which binds them together.