Important Facts About Intercessory Prayers
Some hard situations might require you to call upon a high divine power to intervene. You might consider seeking for divine aid when faced with deadly illnesses or natural calamities. When you seek divine power to intervene on behalf of yourself or others, you will be making an intercessory prayer. Intercessory has been known to be powerful in getting people through hard times as seen in the old and new testaments. There are several things you need to know about this type of prayer.
Regardless of the benefit you get through making this type of prayer, you should still do it. That way, you will be bringing God’s glory to the world regardless of whether it is of help to you or not. There are several people you can make intercessory prayer for in times of need. You can make an intercessory prayer on behalf of the sick, countrymen, your enemies as well as your friends as is seen in the Old Testament.
There is a wrong view that intercessory prayer can only be made by those who are too holy. The new testament on the contrary states that every Christian can make an intercessory prayer. An intercessory prayer can be made by any Christian through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Christ is seen as the ultimate intercessor in the New Testament since he died to connect us with God. As a Christian, you, therefore, need to pray on behalf of others requesting God to fulfill their requests.
An individual or a group can make this type of prayer. When praying for practical situations, it is better to make this type of prayer as a group. Whenever you pray as a group for the divine intervention of lifting people’s spirits to make them better, that is known as corporate intercession. You should gather with other believers and come up with a prayer item to make a corporate intercession. You can pray either individually or collectively and then have a silent moment for God to have the final word. Simple acts of kindness can also be performed to those who are in need. In this type of prayer, you can make a charitable donation or send an encouraging message to those in need. Speaking on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves is a noble act of making intercessory prayers.
Note that whenever you make an intercessory prayer, you lift the spirits of other people around you. By inspiring people to make this type of prayer with you, you also deepen their love for you and others.— 15. 10. 2019