Gift of Intercession

Interceding for others is truly an honor. But for some reason, I became even more aware of this privilege at our weekly church service at Christ Church Int’l. this week. I saw just how much of an honor and privilege it truly is to intercede and pray for others.

I was introduced to prayer, at a very young age by my mother. When I went to my grandmother’s house in Oklahoma at the age of three, she would have me hold her hands between my small hands and pray before she would eat her meals. Without my prayer, she would not eat. At the time she was dying of cancer.

I continued to pray throughout childhood to adulthood and beyond knowing Jesus heard and answered. My grandmother and mother had firmly planted within me how important prayer was. But today I realized that as I held my grandmother’s hands long ago, Jesus is holding my hands as I pray and it is through the holding hands with Jesus that I am able to pray for others.

That’s really cool. What a joy to pray and be so close to Jesus that He helps me pray for all that He places on my heart.
Thank you JESUS for intercession. What a gift!

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I am a novice writer and painter who loves to be creative. I love singing but can't sing without a hymnal, except for children's songs. I love to make up my own songs and love the old hymns. I love to garden and got that love from my Mom and Dad who taught be everything I know from planting to harvesting to canning. I'm happy gardening, walking with my pug, JD Sir Winston Churchill, painting, and crafting. I love to spend Saturday's sitting in my rocker going through a bible study. I love working with elementary school aged children and seeing them use their creative gifts. I have taught Sunday school for a number of years and taught in the public schools for 18 years. I might say I'm retired but I spend most of my time subbing and enjoy it immensely. The kids spark my own creativeness.

7 thoughts on “Gift of Intercession”

  1. Thank You, Jesus, for Rena’s true Intercessory ministry….she prays faithfully and she prays for the nations and humankind…she is truly a gift that is greatly appreciated by me. Because when I have the honor of joining in prayer with her just being in her presence when she intercedes I can hear Your heart beat Father, beating for your creation and your children as she moves all of heaven and hell……thank you Rena for your obedience…dj

  2. I really believe in the gift of intercession. I so enjoyed reading these scriptures today and reminding myself just how important prayer and intercession is. It certainly is a gift that we should not neglect in anyway. Also, I agree with Rena that it is about as close as one one can get to Jesus. We hold his hand and we come into agreement with Jesus. And, the word said when two agree they can walk together. So we can hold His hand and walk with Him. All while being so connected to those we pray for.

    Theory: Ephesians 6:18 “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
    -Colossians 4:2,3 “Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;
    -1 Timothy 2:1 “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,

    Practice: John 17:9-26 “A beauutiful and encouraging prayer to read often.

    Colossians 1:9-11 So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10 Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.

    11 We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy
    “Epaphras, a member of your own fellowship and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings. He always prays earnestly for you, asking God to make you strong and perfect, fully confident that you are following the whole will of God.”

  3. Thank you Rena for sharing your heart of intercession with us and thanks Sara for sharing these encouraging scriptures and insights.

  4. I have read and heard that…A person with the gift of intercession is:
    Prayerful Sincere Caring Confident
    Available Spiritual Sensitive Trustworthy

    One thing I have found to be true is that intercession does not go with multitasking. I feel I am pretty good @multitasking but when it comes to intercession there is no room for my many other task and other voices. I feel a special place to meet with God is the answer. I think we can do some prayer in other settings, maybe. I test myself and wonder how much of my time is really about prayer. I need my journal to record my prayers and record the answers.

    Yes, we are holding the hand of Jesus. This only leaves me one hand to write. And, I sure want my mind connected to Him. His Word to me is “I can have His Mind.”

  5. Gene Brooks wrote and listed these scriptures on the gift of intercession:

    * Stop all activity – Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God;
    * Find a place of solitude – Acts 10:9; Matthew 14:23; Mark 1:35; Luke 5:16
    * If you cannot find a place of solitude, make one – 2 Kings 4:33; Acts 9:40; Matthew 6:6
    * Nature’s solitude aids in prayer – Acts 16:13; 21:5; Luke 6:12
    Gene also wrote:
    No, everyone is called to be like Jesus who is an intercessor.”

    I laughed when I read this. If we were like Jesus we would have a gift! Of course Jesus is the gift.

  6. I wonder why we (I) sometimes resist or put off intercession , not allowing time for it….and I am speaking to myself as well…when the Scriptures are full of promises and rewards to those who pray; not only the verses quoted by Sara above where we are exhorted and encouraged to pray but the marvelous, precious promises that Jesus said about what would occur if we would only pray.
    In the Gospel of John (14:13-14)… Jesus said to His disciples, “And I will do, I Myself will grant whatever you ask in My Name, as presenting all that I Am so that the Father may be Glorified and extolled through the Son.” Wow! What a promise!
    “Yes, I will grant and do, Myself, whatever you ask in My Name, as presenting all that I Am….” (according to the will of the Father).
    And in another place, John 16:21, Jesus says, “And when that time comes you won’t have to ask questions of Me, but My Father, I assure you and most solemnly tell you, that My Father will grant you WHATEVER YOU ASK IN MY NAME. Up to this time you have not asked anything in My Name, but now, ask and keep on asking and you will receive so that your joy may be full and complete.(26) At that time you will ask and pray in My Name, and that will be sufficient for the Father to grant your petitions, because the Father tenderly loves and cherishes you because you have loved ME.”
    What is the problem? Who could resist such glorious promises that we would get our righteous petitions granted if we would just ask and keep on asking, knock and keep on knocking, seek and keep on seeking. Blessed are those who do not faint in the seeking and the knocking for they will receive the granting of their petitions.
    A godly person once told Rena that, in the Spirit, she had the greatest sword for fighting the enemy that that person had ever seen. Let us be like her and wield that Sword, the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God with discernment and BELIEVE what Jesus said that, if we ask in His Name and keep on asking and knocking and seeking He will do it. The Father will do it. We have HIS WORD ON IT!! Only Believe and Do! God’s Truth!

  7. Stop all activity – Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God; has often been puzzling to me. I still stop all activity sometimes and I love to curl up with my Bible in one hand and a journal in the other and read, write, and wait on the Lord for an answer. However, I really think that being still means to be still in your mind, stop all the static life throws at you. Stop the negative thoughts from your mind.. We may fret, fume, pace the floor, or look for something to eat not being in the least bit hungry. We may play and replay with different scenarios events that we have been faced with or are going to be faced with. We may say the most negative things. What time wasters. Satan is at hand doing his dirty work. All our energy is focused on the wrong things. We focus on what Satan wants us to focus on – just anything to get our focus off of God. If we can just say “Stop in the name of Jesus, I am not going there today Satan, get out of my thoughts” I’m going off and talking and walking with my God, so take a hike Satan, you will find that God turns your whole day around. Instead of destructive verbage, you are suddenly prompted by God grace, mercy, and care in your day. We fight many battles but the battlefield of the mind is chief among them. May you through the help of Jesus turn the battlefield into a field planted with many prayers and may your prayers show forth fruit in the days to come.

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