Whenever you are faced with hard situations, you might find yourself calling upon a higher power to intervene. You might consider seeking for divine aid when faced with deadly illnesses or natural calamities. When you seek divine power to intervene on behalf of yourself or others, you will be making an intercessory prayer. Intercessory has been known to be powerful in getting people through hard times as seen in the old and new testaments. You need to know some guides to intercessory prayers.
The main point of intercession is understanding God’s will and seeing it endorsed irrespective of personal benefits or costs. Intercessory prayers are therefore meant to bring the glory of God to the world without considering your gains. You can make this type of prayer on behalf of several people. Friends, enemies, countrymen and the sick are some of the people you can make this type of prayer for according to the Old and New Testament.
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Some Christians think that they are not worthy or holy enough to make an intercessory prayer. However, according to the New Testament, every Christian can make intercessory prayers whenever the need arises. An intercessory prayer can be made by any Christian through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The reason why Christ died according to the New Testament is so that he can connect us with God. You should not, therefore, cease making an intercessory prayer asking God to meet the requests of others.
It is important to know that you can make an intercessory prayer by yourself or as a group. It is better to make a group intercessory prayer when you want to pray for a worldly happening. An intercessory prayer made in a group to intervene on behalf of others so that they can be better is known as corporate intercession. In order to have a corporate intercession, you should gather with your fellow Christians and decide on the prayer item to present. In a corporate intercession, you make personal prayers and then pray as a group and end with a silent moment for God to make the final word. Those who are in need can also be given some simple acts of kindness. In this type of prayer, you can make a charitable donation or send an encouraging message to those in need. In some cases of intercessory prayers, you can speak out for those who are not in a position to speak for themselves.
Note that whenever you make an intercessory prayer, you lift the spirits of other people around you. The love of those you inspire to pray with you is also deepened.