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Intercessory Prayer
« on: October 16, 2012, 03:55:04 AM »
Isaiah 53:12
...yet He bore [and took away] the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors.

Matt 5:44-46
44  But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

45  To show that you are children of your Father Who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and makes the rain fall upon the upright and the wrongdoers [alike]

46  For if you love those who love you, what reward can you have?  Do not even the tax collectors do that?

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from  the 40 Day Journey Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In intercessory prayer the face that may have been strange and intolerable to me is transformed into the face of one for whom Christ died, the face of a pardoned sinner.  That is a blessed discovery for the Christian who is beginning to offer intercessory prayer for others.  As far as we are concerned, there is no dislike, no personal tension, no disunity or strife that cannot be overcome by intercessory prayer.  Intercessory prayer is the purifying bath into which the individual and the community must enter every day.

"Forgiving God, may I see those with whom I am in conflict as your beloved, and may I share in your love for them by praying for them."

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Stanzas 4 and 5 from RISE, THOU LIGHT OF GENTILE NATIONS (Isaiah 60:3 The Gentiles shall come to Thy Light, and kings to the brightness of Thy rising)

stanza 4

Knowing Thee and Thy salvation,
Grateful love dare never cease
To proclaim Thy tender mercies,
Gracious Lord, Thy heavenly peace.
Sound we forth the Gospel tidings
To the earth's remotest bound
That the sinner has been pardoned
And forgiveness can be found.

stanza 5
May our zeal to help the heathen
Be increased from day to day
AS WE PLEAD IN TRUE COMPASSION
AND FOR THEIR CONVERSION PRAY.
For the many faithful heralds,
For the Gospel they proclaim,
Let us all be cheerful givers
To the glory of Thy name.


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Job 42
v 8     ...and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept...

v 10   And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.


Psalm 126

1   When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

2   Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.

3   The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

4   Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south.

5   They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

6   He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

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Re: Intercessory Prayer
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 05:13:51 AM »
enjoyed this post.   He did only what he beheld His Father do......it is enough for us to be like Him...

  and do what He did,and does...........forgive the sins of the whole world and not count them

  against them..even as He does not keep record of ours.

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Re: Intercessory Prayer
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 03:59:26 PM »
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From Him and through Him and to Him are all things.

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Re: Intercessory Prayer
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 12:25:28 AM »
Isaiah 53:12
...yet He bore [and took away] the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors.

Matt 5:44-46
44  But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

45  To show that you are children of your Father Who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and makes the rain fall upon the upright and the wrongdoers [alike]

46  For if you love those who love you, what reward can you have?  Do not even the tax collectors do that?

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from  the 40 Day Journey Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In intercessory prayer the face that may have been strange and intolerable to me is transformed into the face of one for whom Christ died, the face of a pardoned sinner.  That is a blessed discovery for the Christian who is beginning to offer intercessory prayer for others.  As far as we are concerned, there is no dislike, no personal tension, no disunity or strife that cannot be overcome by intercessory prayer.  Intercessory prayer is the purifying bath into which the individual and the community must enter every day.

"Forgiving God, may I see those with whom I am in conflict as your beloved, and may I share in your love for them by praying for them."

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Stanzas 4 and 5 from RISE, THOU LIGHT OF GENTILE NATIONS (Isaiah 60:3 The Gentiles shall come to Thy Light, and kings to the brightness of Thy rising)

stanza 4

Knowing Thee and Thy salvation,
Grateful love dare never cease
To proclaim Thy tender mercies,
Gracious Lord, Thy heavenly peace.
Sound we forth the Gospel tidings
To the earth's remotest bound
That the sinner has been pardoned
And forgiveness can be found.

stanza 5
May our zeal to help the heathen
Be increased from day to day
AS WE PLEAD IN TRUE COMPASSION
AND FOR THEIR CONVERSION PRAY.
For the many faithful heralds,
For the Gospel they proclaim,
Let us all be cheerful givers
To the glory of Thy name.


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Job 42
v 8     ...and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept...

v 10   And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.


Psalm 126

1   When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

2   Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.

3   The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

4   Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south.

5   They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

6   He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Often when I'm reluctant to post...the Lord reminds me in an almost audible voice (still small voice) that He has many guests/members that come to TMF ... and I should post believing that what I do share will have great encouragement for one or two or...  I agree with Molly and Jabcat that the time is near... and I need to again get seriously obedient
and do my part in redeeming the time.

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Re: Intercessory Prayer
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 06:00:42 PM »
from spirithome.com

"Intercessory prayer aims to build people into what God wants of them, not to tear them down."


Romans 8: 27, 34 (AMP)
v. 27   And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the [Holy] Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God's will.

v. 34   Who is there to condemn [us]?  Will Christ Jesus (the Messiah), Who died, or rather Who was raised from the dead, Who is at the right hand of God actually pleading as He intercedes for us?

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Re: Intercessory Prayer
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 06:28:13 PM »
 :cloud9: Pray ye one for another, that ye might be healed/made whole = the two made ONE. Blessings...
"I would rather train twenty men to pray, than a thousand to preach; A minister's highest mission ought to be to teach his people to pray." -H. MacGregor

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Re: Intercessory Prayer
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2014, 07:57:05 PM »
1 Tim 2:1-6 (Phillips)
vv 1-2   Here then is my charge:  First, supplications, prayers, INTERCESSIONS and thanksgiving should be made on behalf of ALL MEN:  for kings and rulers in positions of responsibility, so that our common life may be lived in peace and quiet, with a proper sense of God and of our responsibility to Him for what we do with our lives.

vv 3-6   In the sight of God our Savior this is undoubtedly the right thing to pray for;  For His PURPOSE is that ALL MEN be SAVED and come to REALIZE THE TRUTH.  And that is, that there is only one God, and only one intermediary between God and men, JESUS CHRIST the man.  He gave Himself as a RANSOM FOR US ALL -- an act of REDEMPTION which happened once, but which STANDS FOR ALL TIMES as a witness to what He is.


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Robert E. Lee

"Knowing that intercessory prayer is our magnificent weapon and the supreme call for all Christians today.  I pleadingly urge our people everywhere to pray.  Believing that prayer is the greatest contribution that our people can make in this critical hour.  I humbly urge that we take time to pray-- to really pray.  Let there be prayer at sunup, at noonday, at sundown, at midnight -- all through the day.  Let us pray for our children, our youth, our aged, our homes.  Let us pray for our churches.  Let us pray for ourselves, that we may not lose the word "concern" out of our Christian vocabulary.  Let us pray for our nation.  LET US PRAY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER KNOWN JESUS CHRIST AND REDEEMING LOVE... (emphasis mine) ... for our national leaders.  Let prayer be our passion.  Let prayer be our practice."

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Re: Intercessory Prayer
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2014, 05:01:11 AM »

Hi, I paraphrased this verse using Thayers dictionary meanings :
"God will have all men saved, He has in mind to save all men and he intends to save all men! God has resolved and is determined and has purposed to save all men…Oh yes, He desires and wishes to save all, even loves to save all and likes to save all and is very fond of saving all! He even takes great delight in saving all it gives Him great pleasure to do it."

If we are not praying out from this passion in the Father's heart then we are not praying in one accord with God.
Even though we swim hard against the net, He is stronger than us and will draw all of us to Himself. Jn 12:32 my paraphrase