Sometimes a feeling of intercession rises up in me. I want to pray and I want to pray specifically for the needs of many friends and family members. I have been convicted that if I am not careful, all of my prayers will center around me and mine. My kids, my health, my work, my, my, my…. It’s not right. God calls us to intercede for others, not just me and mine.
A great prayer list lies in the palm of our hands. I have found a great method of praying for others by going through my contact list on my phone. Sometimes, it is a simple, “Lord, bless this person today.” And sometimes, the Lord will bring specific prayers to my mind and heart for the many people in that list. It is also a great thing to do when you are waiting at the doctor’s office, waiting in car line, or simply bored.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.