Interceding On Behalf of Others - Part 1
Interceding for Others ... before the writing of an obituary may be a timely subject to discuss these days .. considering that you and I can always go to Jesus in our time of need, the question becomes - what should we do for a friend or loved one going through - a life crisis, battle with cancer, doubt about life, job searching, questions about moving, domestic violence, leaving for a shelter, marriage counseling, life difficulty, missing child, mid-life crisis, old age, quarter-life crisis, getting married, moving out, relevant life issues, crisis intervention, suicide thoughts, insecurity, depression, seeking a guardian, adoption, attending church, mid-life-crisis, mortality, seeking God, andro-pause, menopause, death of parent, grief, unemployment, underemployment, career changes, empty nest, low self esteem, low achievement, poor self image, career, work-life balance, marriage, romantic relationship, affair, large expenditures, physical changes, appearance, gay lifestyle - a good question, right?
How can we pray for someone God has brought to mind, even if we don’t know the exact details of their situation? Maybe God used a "dream" about someone you have not seen or heard from in years? Or maybe you have doubts about praying for someone God has brought to your minds-eye because you don’t know the details of their situation?
In Colossians 1:9-12 (NIRV) .. listen to what Paul writes .. 9 That’s why we have not stopped praying for you. We have been praying for you since the day we heard about you. We have been asking God to fill you with the knowledge of what he wants. We pray that he will give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10 We pray that you will lead a life that is worthy of the Lord. We pray that you will please him in every way. So we want you to bear fruit in every good thing you do. We want you to grow to know God better. 11 We want you to be very strong, in keeping with his glorious power. We want you to be patient. Never give up. Be joyful 12 as you give thanks to the Father. He has made you fit to share with all his people. You will all receive a share in the kingdom of light.
1. The Biblical Name for The God of Knowledge is "El Deot" .. and as you pray "Our Father" .. praise His Holy Name .. and ask God to be with your friend .. that they may be filled with the knowledge of El Deot .. and that The Spirit of Jesus will give them wisdom and understanding .. or guidance in the Name of Jehovah Rohi .. Our God and Father Who Shepherds and Guides Us .. the ONE Who "directs our path" .. ask God to give them a "Word" .. and ask that the word may be a "lamp unto their feet" ( Psalm 119:105 )