The Prayer of Intercession

Joyce Meyer – Oct 29, 2023
An open Bible being read for a daily devotional.

Adapted from The Confident Woman

And I sought a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none.

To intercede means to stand in the gap for someone else. If there is a breach in people’s relationship with God, we have the privilege of placing ourselves in that breach and praying for them. If they have a need, we can intercede for them and expect to see them comforted and encouraged while they wait. We can also expect a timely breakthrough for them concerning their need being met.

Praying for others is equivalent to sowing seed. We all know that we must sow seed if we are to reap a harvest (Galatians 6:7). Sowing seed into the lives of other people is one sure way to reap a harvest in our own life. Each time we pray for someone else, we are assuring our own success.

Help someone else succeed by praying for them. If you want your ministry to succeed, pray for someone else’s ministry. If you want your business to succeed, pray for someone else’s business. If you need a breakthrough over some bad habit that is hindering you and holding you back, pray for someone else who has a need in a similar area.

Prayer of the Day: Lord, lead me into a life of intercession for others. I ask You by Your Spirit to put people upon my heart to pray for, and I ask You to help me to be faithful to do so, amen.