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?
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Prayer for Individuals and Families Living in Poverty
In 2013 I was very blessed to be teaching an eight-week course to a church women's group. The focus of our course was on the challenges of poverty in the community and the church's response. We worked through a book on poverty. To use with their reading, I printed up and gave each woman a … Continue reading Prayer for Individuals and Families Living in Poverty
10 Things Moses Has Taught Me about Intercession
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
Praying in Your Dreams
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
Instead of Complaining, Pray
I was with some friends in a restaurant, and the waiter seemed in a grumpy mood. When I commented about this, one of my friends said, "Then we need to pray for him." Her comment made me realize how many times I am quick to complain (even silently) about the way someone is behaving toward … Continue reading Instead of Complaining, Pray
Intercessors: Don’t Forget to Cleanse
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
The Power of Blooming Where You Are Planted as an Intercessor
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
What Does It Mean to Be an Intercessor for Someone?
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?
Now … Later … Yes … Not
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
What Is God Doing?
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?