What is Intercession
Intercession is standing in the gap, praying through that which God has ordained for a particular, person, situation or Nation. Becoming the vessel of the prayers of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 8:26. Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weakness. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
The Lord gives the burden, travail is bringing the burden to birth (as of a woman in labour) which is then returned to Jesus who is sat at the right hand of God, who constantly makes intercession for us before God’s throne.
Hebrews 7:25. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He ever lives to make intercession for them.
The Model Prayer
Matthew 6:10-12. Your Kingdom come. Your will be done. On earth as it is in heaven. And forgive us our debts. As we forgive our debtors.
Intercession requires laying down our own agendas and surrendering to Gods purposes. Repenting of personal, corporate and national sin where applicable. Being empty vessels for the Holy Spirit to flow through. This is often accompanied by fasting. It will also include spiritual warfare. Addressing powers of darkness, where we rise up in the Name of Jesus with God’s Kingdom backing. Administering that which Jesus has already won through the cross – triumphant victory.
Colossians 2:15. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.