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………..