Every once in a while I'll watch a message on video and the person in the video starts praying. Sometimes I feel compelled to pray along with them (especially if there's a group of us watching it), but then I feel silly as I realize I'm praying along with a video.
Is it nonsensical to pray along with what is essentially an audio clip? I'm not talking about having my own individual prayer while the video is running. I'm talking about having a unified prayer of agreement along with the person/words that are coming out of the screen.
Are there any examples in scripture of prayers being lifted up in such a way, obviously not with video but in some weird equivalent? Certainly God wants us to pray together and in groups and couples--what if it just so happens that the other "person" is a video? Is the spirit of unity and agreement still legit?
This is the kind of "agree" and "together" I'm talking about:
Matthew 18:19-20 ESV Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
And the context of this verse was about 2 believers together, face-to-face, talking, and agreeing.
Edit: A good point was brought up: what if it's a live video stream? At that point the person is praying at the same time as you, but not together with you. Are you still praying with them even if they don't have a clue that you are? And (now this is messy) what if the video stream is an hour delayed?