Intercession is prayer that pleads with God for your needs and the needs of others. It involves taking hold of God’s will. Here is a look at more than a half dozen prayers for intecessors that are perfect to recite.
Thank You Father for the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the ministry of intercession and we pray Your protection over each one, knowing that they are in the front line of a spiritual warfare that has been raging in the heavens, since man chose to rebel against his Creator, and Satan took the reins of power over this world system.
Help each one to recognize the significance of the spiritual conflict in which they are involved and we pray that they would be vigilant in putting on the whole armor of God daily, knowing that the enemy is seeking to destroy their testimony and cripple their effectiveness.
Direct and govern their prayers and intercessions and give them an ever present recognition that greater is HE that is in them than he that is in the world. May each one rest in the knowledge that the victory is secured the Lord, which has already been won at Calvary. May each one simply abide in Christ and remain faithful to their post, so that the Spirit of God may use them as a vessel to forward His plans and purpose in the world – until Christ is all in all. Thank You Father for the ministry of intercession and raise up we pray, many who will take up the baton of prayer, to Your glory, in Jesus name we pray,
Give wisdom we pray to the faithful little band of Christian intercessors that are standing in the gap before the Lord, on behalf of so many, who are unaware of the spiritual battles that are raging in the heavenlies. Develop in each one the heart of a true servant that is so vital for this special ministry to be effective – the sort of servant-heart that was so exemplified in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Help each intercessor to disregard their own interests, and so develop the mind of Christ.. so that their will is swallowed up in His as they become immersed in this vital service to God. May they learn to say..as did Christ in the garden of Gethsemane,”Thy will, not mine be done..” until they are absorbed in the will of the Father, to His praise and glory,
Heavenly Father we lay before You all those men and women who have been called to the important ministry of intercession and prayer, and that You would give them wisdom and understanding as they stand in the gap between God and man – and man and God. Give them we pray a deep discernment to know how to pray and what to pray for, so that their intercession may be effective in the spiritual battle with which they are engaged and in bringing forth much fruit, to Your praise and glory.
We pray that each one may have a servant heart, be led and guided by the Spirit of God and yielded to Him in thought, word and deed.. so that day by day they are waking in spirit and truth, and living in newness of life, in Christ. May each one have an understanding of the evil power and plan of Satan, and learn to cover themselves (and those for whom they pray) in the armour of God, and having done all may each one abide faithful. This we ask in the precious name of Jesus,
Father, we know the importance of having two or three that are gathered together to pray in Your name, and we ask You to look down in grace and favour on all the many groups and ministries that meet together to intercede on behalf of others.
We ask You to watch over and protect each group, however large or small they may be – and we pray that there would rise up many clusters of intercessors in every country of the world, who are prepared to lift up.. 1) the leaders of their nation, 2) those that have never trusted Christ as Saviour, 3) and their brothers and sisters in Christ.
We ask that You would equip each group with the facility to pour out their hearts to the Lord,as they pray into the will of God in the lives of all those for whom they are interceding. May they learn to travail in prayer as they unite to pour out their hearts, in intercessory prayer together. May they learn to abandon their soul unto death.. as did Christ Himself in the garden – as they allow the Holy Spirit within to pray through them.. and to persevere in prayer together.. until Your purpose is carried out to Your praise and glory,
Prepare the hearts of all those that have been called into the important ministry of intercession, so that they may be equipped to stand as intercessor between man and God and act as watchmen on the wall. May their ministry be approved of God so that they may offer up earnest pleadings for the souls of those that are lost, knowing that without the saving blood of Christ to wash them clean of sin, there shall no flesh be justified before almighty God.
Give them a heart that is also prepared to plead that the Body of Christ as a whole, that she may mature in the faith and grow into a deeper knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.. both corporately and individually. May these men and women intercessors be approved of God, so that they may show forth the love of Christ, to a lost and dying world.
Father we pray for all those that have been called to the all-important throne ministry of intercession, and ask that they may be led by the Holy Spirit of God to pray into His perfect will.. and to come into a deeper understanding of God’s perfect plans and purposes for this lost and dying world. We pray that You would guide their intercessions and prayers, so that they may pray in spirit and truth, to Your praise and gory, in Jesus name we pray.
Father, not only do I have the assurance of my salvation, but I also know that You intercede for me as a man who has experienced life on this earth. Thank You for being both God with men and man with God.
Here is a great message and prayer of intercession with Bishop T. D. Jakes during this session at the Baptist Church Fellowship.