Biblical guidance: Matthew 6:9-13; 1 Timothy 2:1-4; Romans 8:26-27
The Aim of Intercessions within our services
- To pray for other people and for situations
- To pray for God’s Kingdom to come, for God’s will to be done and for our ‘daily bread’ (Matthew 6:9-13)
- To pray for everyone, especially those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness – so that all people will be saved
- To model intercessory prayer, so that what we do in our services becomes part of our everyday lives.
For Whom do we pray?
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving be made for everyone” (1Timothy 2:1-4)
- We pray for peace for the whole world
- We pray for people who are victims of environmental disaster, economic problems, injustice, prisoners of conscience, wars, etc.
- We pray for those who have to take decisions that affect our lives: political and national leaders, business leaders, media leaders.
- We pray for our Country and local community – people in positions of responsibility (politicians), business leaders, media, police leaders), police, families, couples, singles, younger people, elderly people.
- We pray for the church (people of God) local and International: Church leaders, overseas churches, churches facing persecution, mission partners, etc.
- We pray for Individuals with a specific task or need. If we don’t pray specific prayers we cannot expect specific answers. This is especially true when praying for mission (eg. Colossians 4:2-4)
We pray with confidence, trusting God’s promises.