WHY IS PRAYER IMPORTANT?
Prayer changes us. When we spend time with God, He is working to change our heart to be more like His. This means that the more time we spend with Him, the more we are like Him. Our habits and lifestyles change. We no longer live self-centered lives, but are instead focused on others with pure and sincere hearts. Prayer changes us from the inside out.
WHAT IS INTERCESSORY PRAYER?
Quite simply, intercessory prayer is the act of praying on behalf of others.
The role of mediator in prayer was prevalent in the Old Testament, in the cases of Abraham, Moses, David, Samuel, Hezekiah, Elijah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. Christ is pictured in the New Testament as the ultimate intercessor, and because of this, all Christian prayer becomes intercession since it is offered to God through and by Christ. Jesus closed the gap between us and God when He died on the cross. Because of Jesus’ mediation, we can now intercede in prayer on behalf of other Christians or for the lost, asking God to grant their requests according to His will.
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:5)
“Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died - more than that, who was raised to life - is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.” (Romans 8:34)
INTERCESSORY PRAYER NIGHT
Every month we gather together to pray for one another, our city, our church, and anything that may be happening around the world. We spend time both in corporate worship and prayer. The overseers of Disciple Church will be there to lay hands and pray for your specific needs and requests.
Join us on the LAST Sunday of each month from 5:30 - 6:15 PM
We gather downstairs in the Sunday School room