“The Church has not yet touched the fringe of the possibilities of intercessory prayer. Her largest victories will be witnessed when individual Christians everywhere come to recognize their priesthood unto God and day by day give themselves unto prayer.”
This quote is from John Mott who was an evangelist and a leader of the YMCA. As believers and followers of Christ, we must understand that intercessory prayer is a vital component in the life of a Christian.
In Hebrew thought, prayer and intercession are one and the same. Prayer means to come to one in authority to intercede on one’s own behalf or for another. When we as believers pray and intercede for others, we are petitioning our Heavenly Father to hear our cry, our petition and to move on behalf of another person or a group of people. When we come to the Father with unselfish prayers He is pleased with us.
1 Timothy 2:1-4 “First of all, then, I urge that petitions (specific requests), prayers, intercessions (prayers for others) and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all people, for kings and all who are in [positions of] high authority, so that we may live a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This [kind of praying] is good and acceptable and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who wishes all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge and recognition of the [divine] truth.”
Someone in the ministry just recently gave a testimony regarding their intercession for a friend and her family. A young woman has a young son that has had intestinal issues from birth. After having a few surgeries since his birth, his mom was told that he might have to have another surgery this year. It was all dependent upon how his next doctor’s visit went. The friend was asked to pray for the little boy and she promised to pray and fast for him. She said her prayer to God would be that he wouldn’t have to go through another surgical procedure. She believed that God would begin to gradually heal him. A month later she received the praise report from her friend. The most recent doctor’s visit went really well and the boy’s intestines were doing much better from the last visit. The doctor informed the mom that another surgery was unnecessary. The Lord is faithful and He is truly a healer.
Here in The Voice of Healing, intercessory prayer is a key focal point. We witness and hear about many healings and deliverances from people all over. It must be important to the Lord because the Bible speaks about Jesus even interceding for us.
Romans 8:34 “Who is the one that condemns us? Christ Jesus is the One who died [to pay our penalty], and more than that, who was raised [from the dead], and who is at the right hand of God interceding [with the Father] for us.”
If you are interested in prayer and intercession, you are welcome to join us on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7PM-10PM via our Facebook page (The Voice of Healing). Remember that prayer changes things because we serve a God who moves mountains. He can do the impossible. We just have to trust, believe and have faith that He can do what He says He can do.
Peace & Blessings Saints!