Have you seen the movie, Anna and the King? There is a great scene that reminds me of the authority we have in intercessory prayer. Because of Jesus, we have access to the throne room of God: "Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, … Continue reading Talking to the King
Have you prayed for someone you care about on an issue that seems overwhelming? Are you discouraged because you haven't seen your prayers answered? Don't be discouraged. God is answering. He is working in the life of the person you are praying for - and He is working in your life as well, through this … Continue reading What Is God Doing?
Intercessors don't often get to hear the answers to their prayers for people. Often, people move on with their lives and forget to update. Or prayer requests are passed along so many times that we pray for someone we don't know and can't contact. Sometimes the answer itself takes time. That can be the hardest … Continue reading Intercession Takes Time
We all feel for others. When a loved one is down, we feel down as well. We even feel pain for people we don't know. A news broadcast might show a family that is grieving after a tornado destroys their home. We feel that pain as if it's our own. Human empathy is a beautiful … Continue reading Are You Feeling Someone’s Grief?
Imagine you're on a battlefield. Your sword is broken. Your armor has holes. Your knees are weak. You keep tripping over the ground. Your enemy taunts you, and those taunts become a torment so loud you can't hear your heart pounding. This is what it's like to be an intercessor without inner healing. Inner healing … Continue reading Why Every Intercessor Needs Inner Healing
I was reminded the other day that sometimes intercessors need to get away for a few hours. We sometimes need to drive out of town for a change of spiritual scenery. Of course, I often forget this wisdom in practice. I was on a particular intercessor assignment recently and became overwhelmed. I didn't think about … Continue reading Get out of Town
Intercessors don't often get to hear the end of the story. We pray in faith that God has done whatever He intends to do, in whatever situation He prompted us to pray. And we thank Him for the privilege. Today, I met a lady I had never met before. She began to share with me … Continue reading The End of the Story
Our team gathered at the start of a weekend retreat. Two of our team members, a husband and wife, were missing. Shortly after we began our prayer time, the wife arrived, frantic. Their teenage son had run away from home. We began to pray for him, that the Lord would bring him home. I felt in … Continue reading Briar Patch Prayer
I’ve never stolen in my life. Imagine my surprise when the urge overcame me to steal a car. My ministry friends and I were staying at a bed and breakfast while attending a conference out of state. I took a walk after breakfast, enjoying the peaceful morning and small town atmosphere. On one street, I … Continue reading Why I Felt Compelled to Steal a Car
Meet my friend Sally. She’s an intercessor. Every time she prays through a battle zone, she emerges feeling as if she is covered with black and blue marks. “That’s just part of being an intercessor,” she says. Wrong. Intercessors should not walk around with targets on their backs. It isn’t necessary for intercessors to wear … Continue reading Why Every Intercessor Needs a Cover