|Phoenician Goddess, Europa|
People call or text me to pray for them, even those who are not believers. They do this because they know I will.
It started years ago when God instructed me to pray for two people who had hit rock bottom. I had heard their complaints, and my heart ached for them as they were hurting so much. I asked God what could I do. He said pray for their salvation. I did. I prayed for these two for more than a year.
Neither of these people know that I prayed for them and they never will, but I am excited that when this world has passed away we may meet and know how God had intervened in their lives. Slowly, their hearts changed and eventually their lives changed too. God had answered that prayer, and through those two people, I learned the power and charity of intercession.
Now in the morning with my prayer journal, I ask God - "Who or what shall I pray for today?" He always has a list. I have prayed for the salvation and peace of the Middle East. I have prayed for the corruption of Washington to be exposed. I have prayed for others to accept salvation, and I have prayed for healings. God has always answered these prayers because I am praying GOD'S HEART, not my heart.
Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he said to Him, "All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me." Then Jesus said to him, "Go, Satan! For it is written, 'You Shall Worship The Lord Your GOD, And Serve Him Only.'' Matthew 4:8-10
We see by these verses who is really in charge of the kingdoms of the earth. That has not changed and will not change until Jesus comes again, but what God did with the death and resurrection of Jesus is allow those who believe to bring God's Holy Spirit into the world. Intercession provides a way for God to work in the lives of the unbeliever whose prayer may not be heard. It is the highest form of CHARITY.
Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. "For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst." Matthew 18:19-20
When you ask God who or what to pray - you can be sure there is at least one more person in this world that is praying in unison with you.