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Three Truths about Intercessory Prayer

Three Truths about Intercessory Prayer

What comes to mind when you think of "intercessors"? Maybe a small group of old ladies who meets at church on Tuesday mornings to pray? Maybe it seems like a weird, or even mysterious, calling. Maybe you've thought you could never pray like the "intercessors". But every believer is called to pray and intercede. Intercession is not a spiritual gift for some, but it is the joy and calling of every Christian. In the midst of a growing global prayer movement,  God is inviting His people into the place of prayer and intercession. However, it can be daunting to know how to engage. Back in 2011, I did a teaching on Intimacy & Intercession at the Boiler Room. I posted the whole 45 minutes on Youtube below, and I pulled…
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Three Keys to Perseverance in Prayer

Three Keys to Perseverance in Prayer

It can be hard to keep praying. Especially when our prayer does not get answered immediately. Jesus understood this, and it's why most of His teachings on prayer were encouragements to persevere in the place of prayer. This is what the parable in Luke 18 is all about. Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her,…
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