We discover that the corporate “amen” has been the practice of the people of God in the past and will be perpetuated throughout eternity.
A corporate “amen” during praise of God
Psalm 106:48, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, “Amen!” Praise the LORD!
A corporate “amen” following a prayer
Nehemiah 8:6, “And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God, and all the people answered, “Amen, Amen,” lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.”
A corporate “amen” during the telling of the law
Throughout Deuteronomy 27, many verses end with, “And all the people shall say ‘amen’”
A corporate “amen” during the heavenly worship of God
Revelation 19:4, “And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who was seated on the throne, saying, “Amen. Hallelujah!”
The corporate “amen” is a verbal affirmation of what is being prayed, read, sung, or said. During corporate worship, it is both the Biblical pattern and appropriate to offer a corporate “amen” after a public prayer is spoken, after the reading of Scripture, at the conclusion of a hymn, and during the sermon. These corporate “amens” are a tangible expression of the fellowship and solidarity we share as the people of God as we worship Him together.