I am currently in the middle of a mid-week teaching series at my home church on Prayer and the Spiritual Disciplines. This week we will be looking at the topic of Prayer and Intercession.
Intercession is defined as “the act of pleading on someone’s behalf” or “the action of attempting to settle a dispute”. When I think of intercession, I think of Moses pleading with God for the rebellious people who had just come out of Egypt. Am I that serious in my prayer life when it comes to the relationship of someone else to God? Am I willing to actually plead on their behalf — to make a serious attempt to settle the dispute that exists between those who live as His enemies and God? When I pray for the needs of others, am I casual in my words and thoughts or am I serious about wanting God to meet the needs of others regardless of what it costs me?
As I grow in interceding for others, I am so thankful that God has given His Spirit to intercede on my behalf when my prayers are at a loss for words.