For many years, I've been involved with various missions helping children in extreme poverty. I've come to appreciate that one of the most powerful ways to help these children, their families, and their communities is through prayer. God is working in their midst, and He already has an amazing plan to bring individual children, families, … Continue reading Simple but Powerful Prayer for Children in Extreme Poverty
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?
Have you ever taken on a new challenge where you weren't really sure you could do it? I think we all have - probably many times. It's in those experiences where we learn how to pray from a deeper level of dependence on God. What a great opportunity to grow in prayer and relationship with … Continue reading Pray Through It
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
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
During our Harp and Bowl worship service tonight, the Lord helped me to feel with the shattered heart of those who are crying out for help and can't find their way to Him. The darkness, the cold, the loneliness, the desperation, the panic, the fear that all is lost forever. It was devastating ... until … Continue reading Abba, Hear Us!
I pray for kids a lot. Many of them have had a tough time in their young lives. I also pray for "big kids" who had a tough childhood. (I did too.) As I was praying this morning, I felt that the Lord was showing me how much He is there for each child, how … Continue reading God’s Words to Us as Children