What is Intercessory Prayer?

Sometimes people ask me about intercessory prayer.  What is intercessory prayer?  Is it as good as “out load prayers?”

Quite simply, intercessory prayer is the act of praying on behalf of others.  The role of mediator in prayer was prevalent in the Old Testament. (As in Abraham, Moses, David, Samuel, Hezekiah, Elijah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel). But Christ is pictured in the New Testament as the ultimate intercessor, and because of this all Christian prayer becomes intercession since it is offered to God through and by Christ.  Jesus closed the gap between us and God when He died on the cross. He was the greatest mediator (intercessor ) that ever lived.  Because of this we can now intercede in prayer on behalf of others according to his will.  “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.”

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The Value of Silence

“Yesterday is gone.
Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today.
Let us begin.”

In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence.

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