Chapter 4 – How To Intercede

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Explain how to intercede.
  • Summarize principles for effective intercession.
  • Identify what to intercede for.
  • Use the promises of God to intercede.

INTRODUCTION

The key element in intercessory prayer is not how loud we pray, nor how energetic we are in our prayers (this is not say that these are wrong), but how sincere our requests are as we make them known unto God. It is imperative that God’s glory be the end of our intercession because Satan’s chief goal is to prevent God from being glorified. Therefore, if we are to have as our primary goal the glorification of God and commit our whole soul and being to the movement of intercessory prayer, God will manifest Himself. “Then you will call upon me and when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you.(Jeremiah 29:12-13).

Prayer should be offered in faith and according to the will of God:

This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us-whatever we ask-we know that we have what we asked of Him. (I John 5:14-15)

In this lesson you will learn what the Bible teaches about how to intercede and what to intercede for. You will also learn how to base your intercession upon the promises of God’s Word.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.