In 1758, Charles Wesley published his collection of 40 Intercession Hymns. These hymns are examples of intercessory prayers set to music. Music is a good way to remember words, and singing helps people have words of prayer and scripture on their hearts and tongues throughout the day. Although Wesley’s collection of Intercession Hymns represents an … Continue reading Did You Know Charles Wesley Wrote Prayers to Sing? A Prayerful Look at Intercession Hymn #1 “For All Mankind”
When you are called to serve God as an intercessor, and you say “Yes” to Him, don’t be surprised where He will place you for the purposes of intercession. Intercessors are called to affect the atmosphere around them, wherever that may be. God will allow them to see and hear circumstances and strategies for the … Continue reading Where Has God Placed You as an Intercessor?
I did an inductive Bible study of Exodus 32-34, looking especially at the role of Moses as intercessor between God and His people. Being an intercessor myself, I was curious what Moses could teach us today about intercession. Following are just a few of the takeaways I learned from studying this passage: Students of Inductive … Continue reading 10 Things Moses Has Taught Me about Intercession
If you have made yourself available to God as an intercessor, don't be surprised if He prompts you to pray in your dreams. I can remember several instances of prayer during sleep. When I awoke, I knew I had been praying for someone. I've heard similar situations from intercessor friends. One situation I remember vividly. … Continue reading Praying in Your Dreams
Have you ever gone through an intense time of intercession? How did you feel when it was over? Intercessors often tell me they feel “black and blue,” as if they have been in a battle. Or they feel heavy or drained after praying for someone. Intercessors often take people home with them spiritually, mentally, and … Continue reading Intercessors: Don’t Forget to Cleanse
I am blessed with great friends who are intercessors. Each one is planted in a different environment for the purpose of changing the environment. I am always amazed when I hear their stories of how God moves them in prayer during their workday. Several of my intercessor friends work in corporate environments. The situations, pressures, … Continue reading The Power of Blooming Where You Are Planted as an Intercessor
Years ago, a little girl took one of my prayer classes. She heard from God easily and had a great relationship with Him. But she didn’t realize at first that not every voice in her mind was God’s. She had a big decision to make, and she told her mother God told her what to … Continue reading Three Voices – Yours, the Enemy’s, and God’s
“Do you have cotton in your ears?” I remember my grandmother saying this whenever she thought we kids weren’t listening. Sometimes I feel that way with God – that He knows I’m missing most of what He says. Why? What Blocked Our Listening When We Were Kids? Think about what it was like as a … Continue reading What Blocks Your Hearing from God?
Has anyone asked you, "Will you be an intercessor for me?" We all need intercessors praying for us. Daily. Weekly. (Sometimes hourly!) And whenever led by God. If you don't have intercessors praying for you, ask God to give you the names of people you can ask to pray. My article, "Why Every Intercessor Needs … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Be an Intercessor for Someone?
A fellow intercessor and I were just talking about how easy it is to feel schizophrenic when listening to God and praying for people. If you're an intercessor, you can probably relate to this feeling. Not just intercessors, either. Any follower of Christ can feel this way. It's that question we all have when God … Continue reading Now … Later … Yes … Not