Important Facts About Intercessory Prayers
You might need to call upon a divine intervention when you are faced with hard situations. 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. You can easily get through any hard situation through intercessory prayers. 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. Intercessory prayers are therefore meant to bring the glory of God to the world without considering your gains. There are several people you can make intercessory prayer for in times of need. Friends, enemies, countrymen and the sick are some of the people you can make this type of prayer for according to the Old and New 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. A Christian is guided by the Holy Spirit and can, therefore, make an intercessory prayer. According to the New Testament, Christ is the ultimate intercessor in the sense that 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.
It is important to know that you can make an intercessory prayer by yourself or as a group. When praying for practical situations, it is better to make this type of prayer as a group. Corporate intercession is when you pray as a group for a divine intervention of lifting other people to make them better. Corporate intercession can be practiced by gathering with your fellow Christians and deciding on a natural disaster, person’s in need or a troubling situation. In this type of prayer, you can start by every person presenting a prayer, followed by group prayer and then a silent moment where God makes the final word. Those who are in need can also be given some simple acts of kindness. Giving charitable donations and sending messages of encouragements are some of the ways of showing kindness to the needy. You can as well speak on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves when making this type of prayer.
You will be lifting the spirits of people who are around you when you make this type of prayer. By inspiring people to make this type of prayer with you, you also deepen their love for you and others.