I was asked the other day about Intercessory Prayer. My knowledge is limited but my understanding of Intercessory Prayer is – praying for others.
When I read about someone’s struggle, when I am talking to people, when someone specifically asks me to pray for them or for the loved ones in their life, when I see someone or some-thing happening in public; I pick up my prayer booklet (I call it my prayer journal). I write the person’s name or write a note about the situation, then I PRAY for God’s Will in their lives.
You see, someone may ask for something they feel they need in their lives but God may have other plans. I do not and will not presume to pray to God with any specifics because only HE is all-knowing, only He is all-powerful and only HE knows the plans He has for their future and mine.
So here’s my suggestion – why not start an Intercessory Prayer page on our blog-sites? We can invite others to place their name on the List and we simply ask for God’s Will in their life’s situation. Prayer can be as simple as stopping at the computer and lovingly place that person into God’s Hands.
Intercessory Prayer can be in the morning, in the afternoon or before you go to bed at night. God knows your heart and He know the hearts of the people you are praying for and about.
Ps: The following is some additional information on Intercessory Prayer
To read the full article on Intercessory Prayer, please visit: http://www.allaboutprayer.org/intercessory-prayer.htm
Intercessory Prayer – What is it?
Intercessory prayer is prayer for others. An intercessor is one who takes the place of another or pleads another’s case. One study Bible defines intercession as “holy, believing, persevering prayer whereby someone pleads with God on behalf of another or others who desperately need God’s intervention.”
Intercessory Prayer – Our Model Intercessor
Jesus Christ is our model for intercessory prayer. Jesus stands before God and between Him and sinful man, just as the Old Testament priests did: For there is one God, and one mediator (intercessor) between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5). It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us (Romans 8:34). Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them (Hebrews 7:25).
Jesus brings sinful man and a righteous God together at the place of the blood sacrifice for sin. No longer is the blood of animals necessary as it was in the Old Testament. We can now approach God on the basis of the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross of Calvary for the remission of sins. Because of the blood of Jesus, we can approach God boldly without timidity (Hebrews 4:14-16).
Jesus was an intercessor while He was here on earth. He prayed for those who were sick and possessed by demons. He prayed for His disciples. He even prayed for you and me when He interceded for all those who would believe on Him. Jesus continued His ministry of intercession after His death and resurrection when He returned to Heaven. He now serves as our intercessor in Heaven.