If you were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stand for just a few minutes before the Creator of the universe and express to Him whatever was on your mind, how would you feel? How would you prepare? What would you say?
Of course we all have this opportunity; and while it is an awesome privilege, it’s not a once-in-a-lifetime event. God has the ability to listen to every person in the world at once, all the time.
For those who have never experienced the power of prayer, it often seems hard to grasp or really believe. But for those who have experienced it, it is self-evident. Amazingly and paradoxically, the sovereign God has ordained prayer as a way to change things — and people.
If you’re like me, you often find that many of the requests you make in prayer are on behalf of someone else. But these requests are often made with little forethought or investment in the people I’m praying for. I participate in the ministry of intercessory prayer without really thinking about it.
Our new article from Paul Shirk entitled “Daniel’s Intercessory Prayer” gives us a challenging lesson from the study of that great Old Testament prophet. I hope you’ll be encouraged to “come boldly unto the throne of grace” (Hebrews 4:16) and seek to deepen your ministry and your communion with the Father through prayer.