Intercession is prayer that pleads with God for your needs and the needs of others. It is also much more than that. Intercession involves taking hold of God‘s will and refusing to let go until his will comes to pass. Intercession is warfare - the key to God’s battle plan for our lives. The battleground is not of this earth. Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
Some scriptures to consider as intercessors:
1 John 4:4
Archbishop Fulton Sheen said “The graces of God are hanging from heaven by silken threads and prayer is the sword that cuts them down.”
"Private prayer is like straw scattered here and there. If you set it on fire, it makes a lot of little flames. But gather these straws into a bundle and light them, and you get a mighty fire, rising like a column into the sky; public prayer is like that." St John Vianney
Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you how to pray in union with the mind of God. Take to heart St. Paul's words, "The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes... for the saints according to the will of God" (Romans 8:26-27). And above all, ask God to give you confidence that he hears your prayers and longs to answer the deep needs of those around you.
Read a good article about the Power of Intercessory Prayer HERE
Prophetic Intercession Prayer Group- Friday mornings at the Catholic Renewal Center
We would like the community to know that every Friday morning 10:00 am-11:30 am, a prayer group meets at the Center in order to listen to the Lord’s guidance in prayer and to pray intercession for all the needs of the Renewal, our Archdiocese, our Country, and the world. If you are interested in the group, please contact Anne Hruz 314-731-6100.
For more information on Intercessory prayer contact Anne Hruz at 314-731-6100 or [email protected]