Standing in the Gap

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Verse of the Day:  Luke 5:20

And when he saw their faith, he said, “Man your sins are forgiven you.”

In Luke chapter 5 some men carried their paralyzed friend to see Jesus for healing. When they couldn’t reach Him, because of the crowds, they didn’t give up and they went through the roof. When Jesus saw their faith He forgave the man’s sins and his body was healed. Had it not been for the faith of the friends the man may never have been healed. You may know someone who is going through something so difficult it’s beginning to weaken their faith. That’s where your own faith comes in to play. You can be the bridge to God by praying and interceding for your friends and family. You can stand in the gap by letting your faith carry them when they are weak. Keep praying for your friends, family, and loved ones – miracles still happen!

 

Intercession

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Verse of the Day:  1 Timothy 2:1

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people.

Intercession is prayer said on behalf of and for other people. Not only are we able to come before God for ourselves but we’re able to pray for God’s blessings upon our family and friends. We can pray for their needs, their health and most importantly, we can pray for their salvation. God wants all people to be saved so we should be praying for everyone we know and even those we don’t know. I can only imagine how many people have been saved and have come to know God because someone was praying for them. When we pray for others God’s love works through us. The greatest gift you can give someone is to pray for them. Nothing proves you love someone more than mentioning them in your prayers.

Intercession by the Holy Spirit

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Verse of the Day:  Romans 8:26

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

At times you may come before God feeling defeated and overwhelmed to the point where words cannot convey what you want to say. Tears may stream down your face as you humbly come before the almighty God. Don’t worry if your faith is weak, it’s okay if you don’t have the right words or any words at all. The Holy Spirit that lives in you will intercede for you and help you by interpreting what is in your heart. The Holy Spirit will help you to remember God’s promises, remind you of God’s love, act as a comforter in your distress, give you strength and help you pray to God.

Pray for All People

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Verse of the Day:  1 Timothy 2:1

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people

Take time to pray for your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Pray for your pastor and your church. Pray for our leaders and people in authority and while you’re at it, pray for your enemies as well. Pray that God would protect them and keep them from any evil the enemy has planned. Pray for God to bless and provide for them knowing that all good things come our Heavenly Father. Humbly come before the Lord with your specific prayers asking God for His will to be done as you intercede for others. Whether your prayers our general or specific, thank God for hearing your prayer, for His love and mercy for all people. We don’t always know what people are going through but one thing is for sure, they can always use our prayers and not one prayer is ever wasted.

Standing in the Gap

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Verse of the Day:  Luke 5:20

And when he saw their faith, he said, “Man your sins are forgiven you.”

 

In Luke chapter 5 some men carried a paralyzed man to see Jesus for healing. When they couldn’t reach Him, because of the crowds, they didn’t give up and they went through the roof. When Jesus saw their faith He forgave the man’s sins and his body was healed. Had it not been for the faith of the friends the man may never have been healed. You may know someone who is going through something so difficult it’s beginning to weaken their faith. That’s where your own faith comes in to play.  You can be the bridge to God by praying and interceding for your friends and family. You can stand in the gap by letting your faith carry them when they are weak.

Pray for All People

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Verse of the Day: 1 Timothy 2:1

I urge you first of all, to pray for all people.  Ask God to help them, intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.

 

Take time to pray for your family, your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors and while you’re at it, pray for your enemies as well.  We don’t always know what they are going through but one thing is for sure, they can always use our prayers.

Intercession

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Verse of the Day:  1 Timothy 2:1

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people-

 

Intercession is prayer said on behalf of and for other people.  God wants all people to be saved so we should be praying for everyone we know and even those we don’t know.  We can pray for their needs, their health and most importantly for their salvation.  When we pray for others God’s love works through us.  Who will you pray for today?

Intercession by the Holy Spirit

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Verse of the Day:   Romans 8:26

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

 

At times we come before the Lord feeling defeated to the point where words cannot convey what we want to say to Him. Tears stream down our face as we humble ourselves before the almighty God. It’s okay if we don’t have the right words, the Holy Spirit will intercede for us and step in to interpret what is in our heart.

1 Timothy 2:1

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Verse of the Day:   Pray for All People

I urge you first of all, to pray for all people.  Ask God to help them, intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.

 

Take time to pray for your family, your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors and while you’re at it, pray for your enemies as well.  We don’t always know what they are going through but one thing is for sure, they can always use our prayers.

Intercede

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Verse of the Day:  Luke 5:20

And when he saw their faith, he said “Man your sins are forgiven you.”

 

If you read the story of the man who was paralyzed and whose friends lifted him to the roof and lowered him down so Jesus could heal him, you’ll see that the man wasn’t healed because of his own faith, but because of the faith of his friends.

You may know someone who is going through something so difficult it is beginning to weaken their faith in God.  You might not know what you can do to help.  That’s where your faith comes in to play.  You need to be the bridge to God by praying and interceding for your family and friends.