Prayer is one the keys to success in the kingdom of God and knowing how to pray yourself out of difficult situations remains one of the dominion priviledges of sons and daughters of God.

Intercession, on the other hand, is a planned and persistent prayer to God.  It is fervent prayers going to God for other people and things other than the need of the intercessor.  It can be a persistent prayer for God to arrest a close relative, who is yet to know the Lord.  It is prayer rising to the Lord consistently until the person is saved.  

Intercessory prayer is one of the most important assignments of a believer in Christ.  It is a kind of prayer that doesn't give up. It endures all setbacks and overcomes every obstacle, pressing on till the will of God is "apprehend" in the situation-  Phil. 3:12.

Intercession is the fuel of progress in ministry.  If you are leading a ministry or a group in the church, the more you intercede for the people under you and the goals of your church or group, the better the results you will see.  Leadership position in the church should turn the leader into an intercessor, who will consciously take the needs of people to God, and refuse to stop praying until the needs are met.

Who is an Intercessor
Intercessors are Christian soldiers who pray at all seasons and under every circumstance.  For him, prayer settles all matters, so his prayer is as intense as when there is physical battle to fight.  He knows that his victory comes as fervent supplications go up unto the Lord.  He prays in the spirit all the time and undertakes some other spiritual exercises.

bible talks about praying without season, but many Christians do not yet understand the importance of fervent prayer.  Everything God has can be obtained through prayers and no meaningful and enduring work for God can be done without prayers.

Intercessors pray with authority, knowing that Jesus has given them the power to act on His behalf and in His name.  You take authority over the situation in the name of the Lord.

Intercessors devote their time to apostolic doctrines of studying the Word, praying and fasting.  They must have a quality relationship with the Lord.  Imagine what the ministry of Moses would have looked like without those answered prayers that came as they were prayed.  What would his ministry be like without praying and fasting often?

Intercessors in the Church keep a prayer book that records the prayers and intercession done within a period of time in order to see the effectiveness of their prayers.  Leaders, who intercede for the church or group activities should also keep a record of their efforts for evaluation in the future.

Nature of Intercession

Intercession is praying for the will of God to be established on a person, issue or a Nation, and persisting on the prayer until it is established.  It is crying for an ugly condition affecting a person or nation to be changed for better by the Almighty God.  

Intercessory prayer is a spiritual sacrifice unto the Lord, so the intercessor should be born again with a right standing before God. 

Intercession is warfare and for it to be effective, it should be done unselfishly.  All selfish desires should be removed out of the way.  The vessel praying should be right with the Lord.  The bible says the prayer of sinners is an abomination unto the Lord, so the intercessor should be born again child of God.   If you are born again, you are God's son or daughter (John 1:12). As His child, you have direct access to God. You can boldly come into His presence to ask for anything you desire.

Intercessory prayer is a serious matter. And just like soldiers who are preparing for battle, we cannot take on the enemy if we have no weapons. That's why we must go into "battle" armed for spiritual weapons (see 2 Cor. 10:3,4) and the confidence that our Lord Jesus Christ is in control of the situation and victory is sure.

Intercessors and the Prophetic

There is a strong correlation between intercessory and the prophetic.  The bible mentioned one Anna, a Prophetess and a widow who served the Lord with fasting and prayer, day and night for 77 years.  The Lord allowed her to among those that will witness the christening of the Saviour Jesus Christ.  

This widow interceded for the church of God day and night for 77 years, what a noble service and the bible described her as a Prophetess.  There is also the case of Daniel in the bible.  Daniel was never described as the sons of a Prophet.  Daniel was counted among the wise and favoured children from Judah, and the bible said God gave him and the other three in his company knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom.  Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

But, immediately he was promoted in Babylon, he began to pray and fast and through the years and serving many Kings, Daniel became a Prophet that God began to reveal mysteries to him in dreams and visions.  Daniel ended up as a Prophet of God, how honourable to be an intercessor!.

The case of Moses is another strong pointer to the relationship between intercessor and prophetic.  Moses started a Leader and intercessor and ended up also as a Prophet of God.  It can be said that in every generation, those people who take interest in the things of God, in praying for the will of God to be established will end up as spiritual giants.

Intercessory Ministry

God chooses people who know Him and appreciate the value of prayer to intercede on behalf of the people.  People of God like Moses (Numbers 14:11-20), Ezra (Ezra 9:1), Esther (Esther 4:12-17), Daniel (Daniel 9), and others were notable intercessors in their days.  Jesus Christ interceded for the Church (John 17) and His ministry of intercession continues forever (Hebrews 7:25).


Intercessory is a noble job before the Almighty God.  The Lord called me into intercessory ministry when I did not even understand what it means.  I was climbing the steps to a Mountain for prayers when the Lord asked me: "Are you still praying for yourself?, I have answered your prayers, start praying for others" 

At that time, I did not understand what the Lord was saying to me because I felt I had so many needs for which I was believing God for, but, later the message became clear to me.  That was how I started praying for people, the Church and the Nation.  

In Mathew 8:16, Jesus healed all the sick people that came to Him, so shall God heal every one attending this conference in Jesus name.  The conference will be fulfilling the scriptures in James 5:14-15, asking sick brethren to call for the elders of the church to pray for them.  

Apostle James says the elders should pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord.  "And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up, and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him" -  James 5:14-15. Every sin shall be forgiven you and the Lord will raise you up in good health.

Over the years, I have seen the sick prayed and they are healed. Healing is your right in Christ.  It takes faith expressed in prayer to establish it.  Many years ago, the Lord told me there is nothing I cannot get through prayer, and no adverse conditions I cannot change with prayer. 

But, when I caught the revelation of Mathew 20:22-23, it dawned on me that I am baptized with the baptism of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Every born again disciple of Jesus is baptized with Him, so I can stand in His place to pray for the sick and oppressed and they will be healed.

Once again I ask if there be anyone sick, the healing conference is for you.  I prophesy in the name of the Lord that, If you have the faith to register, your healing is sure in Christ. 


Friends, Jesus is coming soon.  If you have not yet received Him as Lord and Saviour, I plead with you to do it now.  If you are ready to surrender your heart to Christ, say this prayer: 

Heavenly Father, I come to You in the name of Jesus Christ.

I believe that Jesus died for my sins and rose again for my justification. I repent of my sins and ask for forgiveness. I ask Jesus to come into my heart and reign as my Lord and Saviour.  

I receive Him by faith and I am born again.


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