My seven year old nephew was asked to raise a prayer request at our home fellowship few days ago. His prayer point was this, “I want God to wipe Covid-19 away.” Something has robbed off on this young boy. He seemed to understand the power of intercession. He is putting the interest of others and the world above his personal interest. What a way to live!

Friend, God is looking for intercessors today. He is looking for those who would partner with Him to birth His counsels and purposes on the earth. We must never forget that Jesus charged us to pray our Father God that His “…will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). The will of God does not fulfill itself. It is at the mercy of intercessors. The fact that it is God’s will does not mean that it would be, without intercession.

When you understand the power of intercession, you would begin to take yourself serious under God. Intercessors are special agents in the Kingdom. God does not joke with them because He knows that His purpose and agenda largely rest on them. The birth of Jesus and the fulfilment of His mandate on earth was fast tracked by intercessions (Luke 2:25-40). If Jesus needed intercession, then know that your life and destiny need it.

Behind every prophetic word is the spirit of intercession. Be careful of any ‘prophetic word’ you receive that does not move you to pray. Paul had to tell Timothy that, “this charge I commit unto you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which has gone ahead of you that you might by them war a good warfare” (1 Timothy 1:18). What are those prophecies that you have received for year 2020 and for your life in general? What are you doing about them?

The power of intercession also lies in taking the burdens of others upon ourselves. An intercessor is essentially a selfless person. He takes other people’s cares and concerns upon himself as if they are his. Most times, he ‘forgets’ his own problems while he intercedes for others. Like Job, he would pray for his friends despite his own challenges (Job 42:10-12).

Our vision for intercession must involve praying for people, places and things (Psalms 2:8). God is looking for watchmen over families, cities, nations and places (Isaiah 62:6, Ezekiel 22:30). Like my nephew, let God find you faithful to bring His mercies to bear upon the problems facing the world. Like Abraham, let God be able to depend on you to pray for people and nations, and your life will never lack His blessings (Genesis 18:17-23). Amen!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria