Intercessory prayer is the sweetest God ever hears, for the prayer of Jesus Christ is of this Spirit. In all the incense which our Great High Priest now puts into the golden censer, there is not a single grain for Himself. His intercession must be the most acceptable of all supplications. Moreover, the more like our prayer is to Christ’s, the sweeter it will be; thus while petitions for ourselves will be accepted, our pleadings for others, having in them more of the fruits of the Spirit, more love, more faith, more brotherly kindness, will be. Through the precious merits of Jesus, the sweetest oblation that we can offer to God, the very fat of our sacrifice.
Believer, thou hast a mighty engine in thy hand, use it well, use it constantly, use it with faith, and thou shalt surely be a benefactor to thy brethren. When thou hast the King’s ear, speak to Him for the suffering members of His body. When thou art favoured to draw very near to His throne, and the King saith to thee, “Ask, and I will give thee what thou wilt,” let thy petitions be, not for thyself alone, but for the many who need His aid. If thou hast grace at all, and art not an intercessor, that grace must be small as a grain of mustard seed. Thou hast just enough grace to float thy soul clear from the quicksand, but thou hast no deep floods of grace, or else thou wouldst carry in thy joyous bark a weighty cargo of the wants of others, and thou wouldst bring back from thy Lord, for them, rich blessings which but for thee they might not have obtained
Father, we stand in our authority as Your children and ready to push back the powers of darkness. We belong to You by the virtue of the price Jesus paid. Your Word says, “. . . Upon this rock (Petra) I will building my church; and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” We are a majority here, because Jesus Christ and just one person is more powerful than all the powers of darkness. Jesus gave us this promise: “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” In Jesus’ name means that it is for His glory and to carry out His purpose.