Intercessory prayer

Updated: Jul 9, 2019

Job 1:5 - 5 When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom.

Intercessory prayer means to stand in the gap for someone and pray for them and believe that God is working in them because of your prayer. Basically, praying for someone. Today I want each of us to be encouraged to pray for each other as diligently and passionately as Job prayed for his own children. Each one of us has something going on in our lives that we are struggling with, and each one of us needs the support of our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

You don’t even have to tell the other people that you are praying for them, it could be done totally in private! After all, you’re not talking to them, you’re talking to God for them. Talk to Jesus for people, for your friends, and family, for your family of faith. Lift each other up, ask that God would envelop each other in his love! Deliberately go to God with the names of our brothers and sisters and their specific needs. Be the one that stands in the gap and lifts up the names of your family of faith asking that God would strengthen them, encourage them, and cause a deep mature faith in your brothers and sisters in Christ. The next time that you pray, pray for each other. Love each other by going to God in their stead.

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