I praise you today and always, and I thank you for being God . I pray for you today, for the Nations, that your word will have free course in the nations of the world bringing sinners to your love and turning them into Christ Jesus in salvation. God , I pray Lord for my friends and loved ones.
Prayer is to our lives what fuel is to an engine. We will not go very far in life without a healthy prayerlife. Intercession is a step up from prayer . Intercession is praying God’s heart into a specificsituation or standing in the gap of behalf of a person orregion who is in need of mercy and grace.
Intercession means: pleading on behalf of another person. Jesus is pleading on behalf of all those who have put their trust in him for their salvation. 1 John 2:1,- adds that “if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins.”
Need for intercessors: God is looking for people who will go before God, and reach out for His mercy and compassion. That will prevent His wrath and Judgment upon the people. Ezekiel 22:30 says, To pray through means to break through the barrier which has stopped the work of God in the lives of people.
Forms of prayer . The tradition of the Catholic Church highlights four basic elements of Christian prayer : (1) Prayer of Adoration/Blessing, (2) Prayer of Contrition/Repentance, (3) Prayer of Thanksgiving/Gratitude, and ( 4 ) Prayer of Supplication/Petition/Intercession.
Start very small The smallest step you take toward intercessory prayer has the power to change the world. Choose one person you know who is struggling, in want, suffering, or otherwise in need of God’s help. Take a brief moment to consider what God might do to help them, and then ask him to do that thing. That’s it.
In the Epistle to the Romans (8:26-27) Saint Paul states: In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
An intercessor reminds the Lord of His promises until they are fulfilled. To remind the Lord of His promises we must always be cognizant of what we know and believe about Him in our hearts.
I hope they will encourage you to make 2021 a year of prayer . Know to whom you are speaking. Thank him. Ask for God’s will. Say what you need. Ask for forgiveness. Pray with a friend. Pray the Word. Memorize Scripture.
intransitive verb. : to intervene between parties with a view to reconciling differences : mediate.
Intercession of the dead for the living Aquinas quotes Revelation 8:4: “And the smoke of the incense of the prayers of the saints ascended up before God from the hand of the angel.” Jesus’ parable of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19–31 indicates the ability of the dead to pray for the living .
Intercession or intercessory prayer is the act of praying to a deity or to a saint in heaven on behalf of oneself or others.
James 5:16 – Pray For Others “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
Prayer is an opportunity to spend time with God. To really understand the heart of God, you need to pray. In John 15:15, Jesus says He no longer calls us his servants, but calls us His friends. Talking with God develops a deeper relationship with Him.
Intercessory prayer is beneficial for the one who prays. Many times we feel so helpless — that loved one is beyond our reach, somebody is gravely ill, some situation is out of hand — but we can always pray . Not only is prayer for others our privilege and in some sense our duty, at times it is our own salvation.