Blessings in Intercession

A short note today in relation to last Saturday’s post Advocates for Bill and Terri:

I had thought to reference this during the week but did not have time.
Much of the week has been spent in intercession for Bill and Terri.
Too, I have spent a considerable amount of time reading Terri’s blog ~ having only known her a few months, I have kept up with Bill’s blog for years.

One thing I want to mention here is in reference to those who have been interceding. Have you been blessed by your intercession for them? I certainly have, and in the process been brought closer to the throne of grace.

As our great High Priest, he Lord waits for our petitions.

Do You Sense Your Prayers are Being Heard?
Does it ever seem that your prayers are not getting through? I was reminded of this possibility this week. When there is something between us and the Lord that has not been settled, our petitions are not heard.

Search me, O God, and know my heart:
try me, and know my thoughts:
And see if there be any wicked way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 139:23-24

When there is hidden sin in our lives, the way is closed to His presence.
Confession of our sins, repentance, and faith open the door to His heart.

Intercession is not just for others but it is a means of grace to strengthen our relationship with the Lord. He willingly accepts our requests and grants them when our hearts are clean before Him.

Be Blessed by Reading Their Blogs
Another thing I suggest, if you are not acquainted with Bill and Terri, is to peruse their blog sites. Their posts will be a blessing and minister to you. Whatever your state in this world, their witness of God’s grace will change your perspective of your own life. They testify of the fulfillment of God’s promises to us as His children.

Bill’s blog: Unshakable Hope

Terri’s blog: Diary of a Quadraplegic

Please continue to intercede for them and for all God’s people. Continue to pray to experience the power of the Holy Spirit in your life and the lives of others.

Gracious Father, thank you for a Spirit-filled week and for the preparation for our worship tomorrow. Fill us with your Spirit and teach us how to pray continuously and fervently. Search our hearts, try our thoughts and see if there be anything in us that is keeping us from you. Forgive, and lead us onward and upward in pursuit of your blessings for us and others. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

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7 thoughts on “Blessings in Intercession

  1. As we pray, we recognize the loving heart of our Father and the stark contrast of the brokenness and the groaning of this world. We realize the desire of our Heavenly Father for oneness with Him and with those whom He loves. A praying life in all its aspects of intersession, petitions, gratitude, and worship is the greatest gift and our way of expressing our relationship with God. It is only because of Jesus we can come to an omnipotent God … and ask WHATEVER is according to His will.
    Dearest Fran, thank you so much for encouraging us not only to come to the throne to pray for Bill and Terri, but to get to know Jesus better by doing so!

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    1. Thank you Heidi, How well the Lord speaks His truth and blessings through you. Isn’t He wonderful to draw us to Himself through His Word by His Spirit to hear and answer our petitions for others. Blessings as we continue to intercede at HIs throne of grace.

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  2. There is a spiritual battle in this intercession for Bill and Terri. I sense it when praying. This is much bigger than us but definitely not bigger than God. We must pray as clean vessels. Thanks for all your parts.

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    1. Gary, you are right in every part of your comment. God’s Word and our continual communion and fellowship with Him is the only means of getting through this “wldermess.” The enemy knows and would keep us from Him, except for His keeping us clean. Oh, the wonder of the power of His Holy Spirit and the washing of the water by the Word. Blessings as we are joined in this battle for His kingdom.

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