Intercessory Prayer Quotes from Creative Intercession
- Until we know we are freely loved, giving love away in prayer or intercession or with our teams can be difficult. It can come off with an edge of condemnation and taint our prayers and purity of heart.
- As people who stand in the gap for individuals, situations and nations, we need to see them the way God does and let go of our personal opinions and ideas about things.
- As we see ourselves as God sees us, we are freed up from striving and we begin to simply enjoy His Presence.
- We have all been uniquely created to experience God’s Presence and Kingdom and release it wherever we go.
- He longs to talk to His children and show us secrets of the Kingdom.
- Jesus is our ultimate intercessor before God, so one way to be more like Jesus is to grow in intercession.
- An intercessor stands in the gap for a person or a group of people.
- Just like we read the Bible or have fellowship with other believers, walking in creativity can be one more way you develop friendship and connection with God.
- Since God is creative, don’t limit Him to one way of communicating with you.
- The Holy Spirit longs to talk to you and is talking to you more than you know.
- Understanding the language of the Spirit is essential to your connection with God.
- Until the Holy Spirit changes our thinking about identity, intercession can also look like gossip.
- Every believer has the ability to receive inspiration from God because we are His sheep and we know His voice.
- We may be always praying but not seeing results. We may think intercession and prayer are about us and how much we press in or how much time we spend praying, but what we don’t realize is that intercession is about who we are.
- We need to be firm and stable in our connection with God and other people so we can pray into things without our own problems getting in the way.
- Because God is fun, partnering with Him can be fun.
- When we see ourselves the way God sees us and begin walking in our true identity, then we don’t want to compare ourselves to others because are completely happy in who we are.
- With the wrong identity, intercession can also look like control or manipulation. We pray out of our flesh and what we want to see happen, not what God wants to see happen.
- Identity is essentially who you are, what makes you unique, and understanding who God created you to be.
- Our words create worlds, so we need to be careful what we say.
- His Presence is what you want, not results. Results happen in the Presence.
- When we are double-minded, we can end up praying multiple-choice prayers. If a man is sick, we may pray for 1.) his miraculous healing, 2.) for God to use the illness to instruct him, and 3.) to comfort him as he dies, all at the same time. Which one do we want God to answer? How do we know if He did answer when we give Him so many options? One of them has to work eventually. So what is God saying? Is He planning to heal this person? Or is it his time to meet God in heaven?
- Until we hear from God, praying can feel like a waste of time, mostly because we don’t know what to pray. However, if we know we’ve heard from God, we can pray, intercede, and be at peace. We’ve done our job, and now He will do His.
Christians Want to Be Effective
As I have written this Prayer Coach blog over the years, I have gained an understanding of Christians’ struggles with prayer. What I have concluded is that most Christians want their lives to be partnered with God, but they feel ineffectual in living it out. Their prayer lives are hampered because deep down they are unsure if they are doing it right. They are slow to step into the lives of those who are hurting because they don’t know how to help. Uncertainty binds Christians from being effective.
Still I believe all Christians want to partner with God. They want to access the power God has promised to bring life to those around them. God has placed in them greatness, but they are unsure how to be great. Thankfully today I get to offer you the way through.
Creative Intercession by Allison Shorter
I am excited to share with you the release of Allison Shorter’s book, Creative Intercession. Allison takes out the stress and pressure out of partnering with God and shows how this partnership can be simple, fun, and creative. As she says, “Because God is fun, partnering with Him can be fun. Many Christians want to love God and others well but get tired along the way. The good news is… Partnering with God doesn’t have to be burdensome or make you weary! Jesus said that his ‘burden is light,’ so if we are feeling heavy, He has the answer regarding how to bring lightness to our life and work.”
I think each of you would enjoy this book. Even if you are not an intercessor, Allison’s chapters on identity and the way to be great is really a must read for all. You can get it on today Amazon, Creative Intercession. It’s a great deal to release you into greater effectiveness in God’s kingdom.
What Others Are Saying About Creative Intercession
“I think this is the best book I’ve read on intercession to date and I recommend it thoroughly! I found it extremely practical, straightforward and relatively succinct – which are not always virtues one finds in books on intercession!” – Julia Morgan Maxfield
“Awesome book! I was so happy that I got the chance to read this book… What I most liked is that she included her own experiences and was speaking directly to my heart.” – Rose
“…the book is not only informative but also provokes unto action, “love and good works”… It left me with a desire to go deeper in love with Yahweh through the intimacy of creative intercession.” – Christopher Roscher