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As a group, Intercessors have special needs, and are often isolated. Here we have the opportunity to share our thoughts on various issues that face us, and to pray with and for each other.

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Breathing -- in spiritual matters and prayer

Started by Lewis Turner. Last reply by Anne Marais Aug 23. 1 Reply

An area which has only limited teaching on is the area of breathing in relationship with God, and prayer as part of that relationship.  Recently, a dear friend shared with me what I was doing in…Continue

Tags: on, God's, Word, feed, exhale

Blessing--especialy our children and families--

Started by Lewis Turner Jun 29, 2017. 0 Replies

Recently I came across an article in Breaking Israeli News which talked about the Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and how when he puts his daughter to bed, sings a Jewish Blessing over her.…Continue

Tags: families, children, Intercession, Blessing

Blessing--especialy our children and families--

Started by Lewis Turner Jun 29, 2017. 0 Replies

Recently I came across an article in Breaking Israeli News which talked about the Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and how when he puts his daughter to bed, sings a Jewish Blessing over her.…Continue

Tags: families, children, Intercession, Blessing

A Spirit of Heaviness in Experienced Intercessors

Started by Lewis Turner. Last reply by Lewis Turner Jan 14, 2017. 3 Replies

The title of this discussion was picked to challenge our thinking.  It has been a while since a discussion topic has been placed in this group--but this is one that needs thinking caps--much prayer…Continue

Tags: gospel, intercessors, social, encourage, Heaviness

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Comment by Lewis Turner on March 8, 2016 at 12:45pm

Debbi,

Indeed there is room for Intercessors who are list prayers as well as those who avoid lists.  the nice thing about list prayers is that they will see that everything is covered by prayer.  They are needed.

I thought the following list that I compiled years ago might be interesting.  There are many ways people will intercede, and this list shares some of those ways.  The list includes list praying and also a number of other areas. 

  • Some intercessors interceded through using prayer lists-these may be list prayers.
  • Praying for the lost
  • Prayer walking
  • Praying for outreach events
  • Praying for church plants
  • Spiritual warfare
  • Praying for leaders
  • Prayer cells
  • Praying for finances
  • Praying for reconciliation
  • Praying for people groups.
  • Crisis Prayers
  • Personal intercessors-their focus is for and individual or a ministry
  • Strategic intercession

We will probably see some of these types of prayers in a prayer team from time to time.  All are important in the total picture of what is happening in a church.

I do appreciate you comments on the need to be free to seek the Lord's direction in our praying and for whom we are praying.  There are those one the outside of leadership who need that encouragement.  Their prayers are just as essential  as the ones being prayed for by those one the inside of leadership.

Thank you for your comments.

Comment by Deborah Perkins on November 18, 2015 at 3:58pm

Lewis, thanks for your comments. I am currently part of several prayer conference calls and groups, but will look into the one you suggested. It is remarkable how many people ARE praying, despite what the media tells us about the decline of faith in America! 

Comment by Lewis Turner on November 18, 2015 at 11:03am

 Deborah--some thoughts on your comments:

You stated--"I am noticing more and more that intercessors typically become intercessors out of need", —very true—

"the most important key for those who want to pray, she said "Consistency. Perseverance. Don't give up!""—excellent

"how do we stay consistent? Intercession is (today) a largely individual, personal act of devotion—that’s where many are, and it is easy to lag or even burn out over time, especially when answers are not immediate. The solution, I think, is twofold. First, biblical intercession includes individual prayer (as in Daniel praying three times a day), but more often includes corporate prayer, which is a key we often miss in our modern world. It is corporate prayer that keeps us connected and inspired, and corporate prayer that brings revival.Very true—but with our schedules—it is difficult to regularly pray with other. "-- One help, is Common Thread Ministries which has been setting up prayer conference calls.  Mark Mirza, a member of pray has felt led to do this.  I have been on one conference call with his group for about 2+ years now.  It is a blessing.  I would encourage you to contact Mark and consider exploring this type of praying, especially if you can’t find anyone locally willing to regularly pray with you.    

His Inscriptions - Interview with an Intercessor

Deborah--I appreciate your sharing in this group.  Many of our members are readers--and some just learning about intercession.  In my experience, most intercessors pray alone--but you are right--they need also to be praying with others.  Praying with others brings encouragement, and also much agreement in prayer.  Matt 18:19.  It also brings accountability--something that is very important to help us stay true to God's word.

Thank you again for being willing to share. 

Perhaps some others may want to share what would encourage you to pray with others?  --a pastor who encourages it? a friend who is willing to pray with you?  an opportunity such as a conference call--a regular call--maybe 15-30 minutes long where you can pray with others?

I should also note that I had an experience in praying with another person where I was a strong prayer, and the other person wasn't.  This combination led to us stopping after a short period of praying together.  Since I learned that we must be sensitive to others.  That is where the conference call style praying helps.  In good conference call praying Ground rules are set and adhered to. There is respect on various praying styles.  Hope what I have shared helps.

Comment by Deborah Perkins on November 17, 2015 at 7:21pm

Lewis, 

Thanks for the interest. In terms of highlights, I am noticing more and more that intercessors typically become intercessors out of need, which is how the lady I interviewed also began. I see that in some of the research Pastor John W. did on corporate prayer, also (see his dissertation in the roundtable discussions on this site). Our own personal need drives us to God, and we discover that He answers, and that begins a cycle of inspiring us to pray for others, as well! 

When I asked this gal about the most important key for those who want to pray, she said "Consistency. Perseverance. Don't give up!" I agree that this is a critical piece for intercessors, and yet after interviewing her, I had to wonder: how do we stay consistent? Intercession is (today) a largely individual, personal act of devotion, and it is easy to lag or even burn out over time, especially when answers are not immediate. The solution, I think, is twofold. First, biblical intercession includes individual prayer (as in Daniel praying three times a day), but more often includes corporate prayer, which is a key we often miss in our modern world. It is corporate prayer that keeps us connected and inspired, and corporate prayer that brings revival. We need places of connection, like this site and group, but we also need day to day community connections in prayer, where others' praying can motivate us to keep going. 

To read the full article (it isn't long), click the link below or visit my blog page here on Pray.Network. I hope you will be inspired to keep praying, whatever your personal burdens are! Blessings to all. 

His Inscriptions - Interview with an Intercessor

Comment by Lewis Turner on November 17, 2015 at 8:03am

Deborah--why don't you share highlights of your interview here.  I can imagine it may be very interesting and encouraging, and PrayNetwork is here to encourage others. 

Also the best way to become connected is to share and encourage.  Many of us have connected doing just that.  We look forward to hearing highlights of your interview.

Comment by Deborah Perkins on November 16, 2015 at 8:27pm

Hi everyone, 

With the goal of encouraging each of you as intercessors, I just wanted to highlight an interview I did recently with an intercessor from Massachusetts.It's a lighthearted peek into her daily life as a prayer warrior, one I definitely identify with and enjoyed hearing about! I am not yet well connected here on Pray.Network so wanted to let you know it is on my blog page if anyone would like to read it. Hoping it will be a blessing to you as well! 

Comment by Beverly Andre on June 10, 2015 at 11:32am

thank you all for your prayers physical pain continues to be  a factor.

I am fighting for stability emotionally due to abuse when I was a child

Comment by Lewis Turner on June 9, 2015 at 11:37am

To what Anne has shared concerning Beverly's prayer request--AMEN--I agree.  May the Lord give Beverly wisdom that will guide her through this battle.

Comment by Anne Cisz on June 9, 2015 at 11:19am

Praying for you, Beverly. May God give you the joy of the Lord, which is your strength, and may He make manifest in your life the victory that He has already won on your behalf! 

Comment by Beverly Andre on June 9, 2015 at 10:03am

please pray for me I am in a spiritual battle .

 
 
 

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