Do you know what prayer is? Prayer is simply you asking Almighty God to intervene into your life & situation. Intercessory prayer is asking God to intervene in the life of someone you care about or a situation that is concerning to you.
God, can our prayer really change things? Your word says that the prayer of a righteous man has great power to prevail James 5:16.
God, Your Word also says that You hear & answer our prayers 1 John 5:14.
God, Your Word says that You desire men to lift holy hands to pray & not quarrel 1 Timothy 2:8 .
Most of all God, You tell us to pray without ceasing & to give thanks in ALL circumstances 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 .
Prayer is so important that the Holy Spirit prays for us when we are totally broken having no human words to utter to God Romans 8:26.
How incredible is that?? This act of the Holy Spirit should explain to us just how important prayer is to God. The Spirit prays through us when we have no words to speak to God! In our most broken places, God needs us to continue to pray and gives us the Holy Spirit to do so.
Many also refer to this type of prayer as “praying in the Spirit” or “speaking in tongues.” Speaking in tongues is a gift given freely by God. To receive this gift, we must ask and pursue God relentlessly for His gift. He will bestow it upon you, but He wants to be pursued for it. A gift that incredibly is worth pursuing Him!
God has even given us the power to magnify & intensify our prayer through agreement Matthew 18:19.
And most importantly, God tells us that if we pray, seek Him & turn from our wickedness and He will heal our land 2 Chronicles 7:14 .
God, heal our land! Restore this nation to Her former glory. God, have mercy on the people struggling in poverty. Bring this nation back into alignment with You God. God, we have fallen out of Your grace with our sin.
God, bless & guide our leaders. Let them seek Your counsel first. God, let each of us pray relentlessly & fervently.
God, bring an end to all the violence occurring around the world. God let us remember to ask for Your divine protection daily. Let us not forget to apply Your full armor every day to our loved ones Ephesians 6:10-18 . Let us also not forget that You have already given us authority over the enemy Luke 10:19 .
God, intervene in all of the turmoil around our globe. God, destroy every stronghold, ruler of darkness, principality & power of the enemy! Expose every plot, ploy & plan of the enemy to bring death & destruction. In Jesus’ name, Amen.