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Intercessory Prayer in the Spirit for Others

The principle of persevering prayer applies to every area of the Christian’s life, including our efforts to lead others to Christ.
It should be clear from the previous discussion that our prayers are necessary for the salvation of those in our circle of family and friends. Paul exhorts the Christian to make “intercession” for all men in (1 Tim. 2:1-3)

We are to bring about meeting with God though intercessory prayer. Our prayers for the lost bring about meetings of
reconciliation between them and God and dissolution between them and Satan. And all Christians are called to participate in. we see this in (2 Cor. 5:18, 19).

Although God dwells not in temples made with hands, yet He honors with His presence the assemblies of His people. As Christians are daily feed with the Spirit, God will lead in their coming tighter to pray for in each person’s life. Satan wants you to think that prayer in not necessary, but Jesus showed us that we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit daily.

Supporting Scripture; (John 17:20, 21), (Heb. 7:25), (Ehp. 6:18), (1 Sam 12:23)

Personal Reflection and Discussion

  1. When Christian intercede for someone, what are they actually doing?
  2. How has Satan attacked prayer life?
  3. How can we be more effective in prayer?

Prayer Activities

  1. Call your Partner and discuss this devotional.
  2. Contact the people on your prayer list and let them know you are still praying for them.
  3. Pray with then and ask for the following;
    • For God to continue to convict you with the Holy Spirit.
    • For God to help you lead more fellow believers in prayer.
    • For God to give you the strength to carry His message to all nations.
    • For the individuals on your pray list.
    • That we continue to seek the Holy Spirit
  4. For today use the following Bible Verse in your prayer (Eze. 36:25-27)

About bobh6

I am Seventh-day Adventist pastor in the Texas Panhandle

6 comments on “Intercessory Prayer in the Spirit for Others

  1. Rosi
    July 15, 2011

    I have so many people that I pray for daily. There are so many I want to know Jesus so intercessory prayer is prayer that is so needed for all of us. Satan does work hard to keep me from my intercessory prayers. Well he works hard at trying to keep me from all my prayers, but I really notice it for the intercessory prayers. Happy Sabbath, Bobby, Amalia, Joseph, Jacquie and any others enjoying these studies.

    • bobh6
      July 17, 2011

      I also have many people I pray for Rosie, I keep a list in my office so the first thing I do is pray for everyone and at night also. Keep up the good work.

  2. Joseph Kapkiyai
    July 15, 2011

    Happy sabbath to you too Rosi. I have a friend who i used to pray for who is a believer now, i have an aswered prayer that Rosi and family started that was aswered a day ago. God aswer prayers for those who faithfuly pray for others. Your prayers for others God will answer, continue praying.

    • bobh6
      July 17, 2011

      Prayer works and God answers the prayers of earnest hearts

  3. Amalia
    July 15, 2011

    I’ve noticed intercessory prayer really work…almost immedietly. I wonder how many people had prayed for me. Sometimes we won’t know till we get to heaven and the books are opened up. It would be almost neater to see how many stories intermingle with each other through the power of intercessory prayers.

    Happy Sabbath to you all!

    Joseph- you leave some of us wondering what that answer to prayer was. You know, God wants us to be united like a family…so hope to hear about it at Potluck. : )

    • bobh6
      July 17, 2011

      I to would like to see how many people prayed for me, I truly believe that pray has helped me get this job in Alaska. And not just my own prayers, but the prayers of my friends as well.

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