One of the greatest blessings is that of intercession but the devil would rather keep one from this wonderful feeling. Some have never prayed for their own mother, sister, brother, pastor or even partner! When you learn the discipline of bringing the matters of others into the throne room, the Lord will be moved towards lifting your own burden!
Our example of an intercessor is Abraham. The Lord was about to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. Upon hearing the news, Abraham immediately begins to commune with the Lord,
And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
His heart was burdened, he couldn’t stomach the destruction of the whole city. His intercession continued until he asked the Lord if he would spare the city if there were ten righteous. You hold the key to the salvation of the people around you. Your intercession for them will soften their hearts towards the gospel, it will bring healing to their bodies and will do more than you can imagine. Refuse to live a selfish life that recognizes not the spiritual needs of those around. Pray for others!
Today as you fast, put your own needs aside, look around you and find those who need your prayers the most! Pray for that rude neighbor. Pray for that unfriendly workmate. Pray for the sick in that hospital next to you. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much (James 5:16). You remain the answer to the woes of those around you! Pray effectively and fervently for others!
# You are called to be an intercessor
# As you pray for others your own answers are coming to those big pressing issues
#Jesus is the master intercessor, follow suit
# don’t be selfish, pray for others
# Pick at least 3 people to pray for today.
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