One of the greatest gifts God has given us to meet the needs of His people is through intercessory prayer. I believe surrender and humility start on our knees. With every trial that comes, I believe the Lord is looking for intercessory prayer warriors to come forth and take their place for the sake of others. We have the power through the Holy Spirit to believe for the impossible for one another as brothers and sisters in Christ. We also have the ability to intercede for those yet to come to salvation. Interceding for others gives us the chance to come into agreement with God’s ability to save and heal his people. What a gift God has given us!
Intercessory Prayer Warriors: Prayer
There are many forms of prayer seen throughout the Bible. What makes intercessory prayer so different than any other prayer? The Bible defines intercessory prayer as praying on behalf of someone else, to make a petition on behalf of an individual. So, whatever your family or friends are going through, you have the ability to partner with God to see the impossible done in their lives. God may even have you intercede for a city, a state, or a nation to see His will done and Heaven come. Intercession is simply believing God at his word and declaring it to come forth. We get to become intercessory prayer warriors with the King of all Kings on our side!
Jesus is the perfect picture of intercession because Jesus closed the gap between us and God. When we intercede for someone, we are standing in the gap for someone to see God’s will be done. The Word of God is ultimately the most powerful weapon in warfare we have. Pray using the word of God out loud to silence the enemy’s lies over the person you’re praying for. Be specific and not shy about it either. Confidence will begin to rise when you start to declare what God is saying over a person’s life. You will feel God’s heart for his people as you intercede and he will show you specific words to speak. Intercessory prayer warriors contend for someone long term for breakthrough, laying their agenda down to pick up his.
Intercessory Prayer Warriors: Not for Faint of Heart
God is looking for those who will believe Him and continue to pray no matter how they feel or how big the problem looks. Intercessory prayer warriors are believers who are willing to lay down their lives for their brothers and sisters. Mark 11:24 says, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” We do not have to beg God for His blessings, but simply believe it is ours and declare what God says is true. If you don’t know what to pray in the beginning, pray the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:9-14.
We see many examples of intercessory prayer warriors in the Bible. Daniel intercedes for his people in Daniel 9:3-19. When Daniel interceded, he saw a need to repent on behalf of his people and saw himself guilty as well. He asked for repentance and cried out for mercy and that righteousness would come forth through his people. Another instance of intercession was with Moses when Israel started to worship false gods just after they were set free from their slavery in Egypt. Moses stood in the gap and prayed to God for him not to destroy his people. His prayers were heard in the end!
Jesus Intercedes For Us
Jesus is interceding for us! It says in Romans 8:34, “Christ Jesus who died-more than that, who was raised to life-is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.” What an amazing and comforting thing to know that we are surrounded at all times by God’s presence and prayers. Jesus not only gave up His life for us but continues to fight for us because of His great love. We get to continue this great honor and lift up others as mighty intercessory prayer warriors for the Kingdom of God.
Our Team of Intercessory Prayer Warriors
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This article was written by Monique Santiago.