The Living Christ is praying for you now: “Consequently he is able for all time to save those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25, RSV).
A primary reason Jesus lives is to pray—for you, for me, for everyone who calls on His name. R. A. Torrey sees this as the motive to pray: “I know of nothing that has so impressed me with a sense of the importance of praying at all seasons, being much and constantly in prayer, as the thought that that is the principal occupation at present of my risen Lord. I want to have fellowship with Him, and to that end I have asked the Father whatever else He may make me, to make me at all events an intercessor, to make me a man who knows how to pray, and who spends much time in prayer.”
Jesus, I am in awe of the fact that You live to intercede for me! Help me to join in Your ministry by being a faithful intercessor. Give me a deep desire to spend time seeking Your face on behalf of people and situations around me and across the world.
–Taken from Power Praying (Hearing Jesus’ Spirit by Praying Jesus’ Prayer) by David Chotka
Praise God for his quietness, restoration, and strength (Ps. 23:2-3). Give thanks that God will give you that quiet time to reflect on his restoring power and quietness (Ps. 46:10). Confess your failure to be still before the Lord so he can speak to you. Commit yourself to a daily time of worship and adoration of God. Ask God for assurance that in quietness and trust is your strength (Isa. 30:15).
Pray that your quietness before God will result in winning the “respect of outsiders” (1 Thess. 4:11-12) so that they will see Jesus in you.
–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend
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