Will two have to agree to have prayers answered?

Question: I have a friend that’s very sick and it isn’t his will that God heal him. His will is whatever the will of God is for him. Although his will is not to be healed, he will accept prayer from others. My understanding is that the person that is praying and the person that is being prayed for have to be in agreement; otherwise the prayer will be in vain. What is your take on this?

Answer: If a person is sick and does not want to be healed, then it’s not much that can be done. The prayer of agreement will not work because the two of you are not in one accord. It just might be possible that he is ready to go home; 2 Cor.5:6, “…..whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord.” The fact that he will accept prayer from others indicates that he might change his mind if you continue to encourage him. In the meantime, continue to pray for him as an intercessor. It just might be possible the medication he’s taking it causing him not to be thinking rationally. Even if he does go to be with the Lord, he will be in a much better place; Php.1:23, “…..having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better.”