Intercessory Prayer, Christ, and Holy Week, Part VI
- Pray like Jesus prayed, for what Jesus prayed for. Intercede not because of any authority of our own, but because He is interceding. We are to pray for healing (James 5:15, as well as many Biblical examples); for our daily sustenance and care; for spiritual knowledge, growth, wisdom, enlightenment (Ephesians 1) for ourselves and others; for political and church leaders; for travel; for those who persecute you; for all the Lord’s people; for those who give the gospel to do it clearly, fearlessly, and effectively and in more and more places; that we should be worthy of His calling; and that we be delivered from evil people. I did not provide the verses here—use a concordance or crosswalk.com to find them and benefit from the effort.
- Prayer is assumed in the Bible to be intercessory, in other words, not about us as much as about other people.