Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.Romans 8:26-27 NKJV
There’s a level of praying for the sick that we often refer to as intercession. In intercession, we hear about a need of someone in our circle. Though we’re not physically present, we go to our prayer closet and begin to pray for them. We move from praying over them to praying for them. This is an area of prayer that gets little attention in most circles. It’s inconvenient. It requires commitment, time, and patience. It’s not a 21st Century kind of pastime. It is, however, one of the things that separates religion as ritual from relationship as reality. Without a renewal of committed, covenant prayer we are never going to see the kind of results we see in the Scripture. Let’s aspire to learn and do.
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