Prayer For Others
Our motivation to intercede for others is one of love and concern...
"I looked for a man (woman) among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none." (Ezekiel_22:30)
|To whom...||God - the Father, the Son or the Holy Spirit.|
Not to -
|For whom...||Those God places on our heart!|
|When.....||Whenever the Holy Spirit calls us to prayer, sometimes it's wait.|
|How......||By the inward motivation of the Holy Spirit and our working with Him - waiting for His
word on how to pray, with humility.|
Wearing our spiritual "L" plates: Listening -- Learning -- Loving:
A variety of ways to pray
As appropriate to the circumstances:
A variety of forms of prayer:
We don't give up or rely on our feelings (Luke_18:1). If we're unsure, chat about it with the Lord, ask Him about it... eg: 'Lord what about this, I'm not sure' etc.
We pray, searching out His will, seeking to find out what the father is doing - and falling in line with that. We continue (or return to) our prayer until He tells us it's OK to stop. This may be extended over a short or long time. If we make mistakes, we learn from them and go on. Sometimes our prayers are being heard and we don't know it (eg: Daniel_9:23). We need to seek that peace in our prayers which leads to real expectancy (Mark_11:22-25). Prayer is amazing, bringing together both authority and humility!
There are many mysteries which we can't know about. Prayer involves learning new listening skills, to discern the still small voice of the Spirit. It is a great privilege, to be able to pray and do kingdom work (eg: Matthew_18:18).
Being with Jesus in his school of prayer.
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