With an understanding of what intercession is we will now enter into a discussion regarding the exercise of intercessory prayer. Intercessory prayer in essence is not a kind of prayer apart from others, but rather an application of prayer principles and the different kinds of prayer on behalf of others.
For example, the prayer of faith may be prayed on behalf of someone else’s situation. Or a prayer of agreement may be entered into for someone else’s need. This is a form of intercessory prayer.
If, together with the Holy Spirit, we will choose to give ourselves in this manner, powerful results will be released. Nations and cities stand, waiting for someone to take the place of intercession on their behalf; someone to plead Christ’s cause for their salvation (much like Abraham in Genesis 18 interceded for Sodom and Gomorrah).
In coming days, we will look at some other forms of prayer most often utilized in an intercessory context.