My Experience With Prayer- 3 (Intercession)

My Experience With Prayer- 3 (Intercession)

When the responsibility of leadership is passed onto you, so is the responsibility of prayer and intercession. That becomes the powerhouse of your ministry and if you neglect this it’s corrupts everything else. This is how I began to learn the art of intercession!!

In my previous post I wrote on how that God so much cherishes intercession such that He Himself went on a search for one but found no one for this ministry (see Ezekiel 22:30 and Isaiah 59:16).

My experience from intercession however taught me that intercessors can be made and so we can all learn that attitude of intercession by learning to pick up signals of concern from others. These signals here can be anything worth praying about, whether from family, friends, the church or the nation.

And if we can begin to spend at least 5 minutes in prayer for these people or on each person it will amaze you how much you would have prayed and the impact of your prayer.

Intercessory prayers that are prayed in the word of God and by the Spirit of the Lord can hardly go wrong because these prayers kill our self-centeredness and thus represent one of the purest kinds of prayer we can ever engage in.

In the last part of this prayer series, I will begin to show us why one of the most effective ways to prayer is praying the word of God. In doing so God has no option but to answer because you “lock” Him when you pray His word.

In intercession we present our case before the Lord and bring our strong reasons before Him and the Lord out of His Rich Grace and Mercy will abundantly pardon and answer us (Isaiah 41:21). Become an intercessor today and it will surprise you the changes you will see in your own life because God honors the intercessor. God richly bless us!!

To be continued………..

6 thoughts on “My Experience With Prayer- 3 (Intercession)

  1. I hesitate to say we “lock God” into anything. The value of praying the Scripture is not the effect it has on Him, but rather the effect on our hearts. It changes us from praying what “we want” to telling Father what He has already declared as His will. This may seem a very minute distinction, but it IS an important one. He IS God and we are NOT! We must always humbly approach the Throne of Grace, never in an attitude of “You said it, so now I’m going to make you do it.”
    Further, it is vitally important to read ALL of His promises and warnings, not just the ones that fit what we want Him to do. His will may take us into fiery furnaces, and maybe He will bring us out like Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah (Daniel 3) or He may allow us to enter Heaven via that fiery gate. Remember the words of Daniel 3:18: “But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods … that you have set up.”
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

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    1. That’s a very good addition C. A. I can’t much agree with you. The lock there was used allegorically
      But definitely, if we ask anything according to His will He hears us (1 John 5:14). So that is the point of the message for us to go into prayer knowing His will. Our prayers are more effective if we can use and pray the word of God back to Him. I believe that is the foundation of true prayer.

      My point basically is when you go into prayer especially in intercession, you need to understand and know what God says about that situation and that gives you enough ground to intercede.

      Daniel understood by the scriptures before he prayed the Israelites out of captivity in the days of Darius. Daniel 9:2-3 KJV
      [2] In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. [3] And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: …

      I’m grateful all the same for your additions and input too. Blessings✨❣️

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