Today is barbershop quartet day. In case you are too young to know what that is, a barbershop quartet is made up of four men singing harmony, without musical accompaniment. Women’s groups are called Sweet Adeline’s.
Many hymns came to us in four-part harmony. Later, we of a certain vintage, followed singing groups who used this idea. Think the Mills Brothers and other similar foursomes.
Gathering together is never a bad thing if you choose your partners carefully. Churches often form prayer triplets that hold the members to a higher standard. Accountability is something we can all use, whether trying to find a tune or a way to worship.
“Again, I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”(Matthew 18:19-20, NASB)
And in a more modern version.
“Take this most seriously: A yes on earth is yes in heaven; a no on earth is no in heaven. What you say to one another is eternal. I mean this. When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.”(Matthew 18:19-20, MSG)
And take it seriously, friend. Praying is terrific. Praying with a friend or two, or three, is splendiferous.