THOSE who pray know that prayer gets answered by God. In the ecological culture of prayer and its sublime gestational realm, spiritual phenomena metamorphose into tangible physical realities as a well-sculpted script in its gamut of performance delivery. Divinity rules in the affairs of men on this side of the divide depending on how well-guided prayer pundits are. This book, ‘PREVAILING PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION AND SUPPLICATION GUIDES,’ sets out to sensitize and equip readers by giving a sense of proper direction through a biblical predisposition to the fact that an unanswered prayer is never God’s desire. Prayers channelled through the holy vessels of God are honoured by God. Hence, Psalms 66:18 says, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.”
There are several kinds of prayer but a prayer of intercession involves standing in the gap as a bridge for others’ welfare to turn things around and sustain positive changes. It redirects the vicissitudes of life and makes living much better for both the prospects or targets of prayer and its subjects who can spare time to be with God without selfishness and bitterness. Intercessory prayer moves mountains, removes barriers, breaks yokes or chains, lifts burdens, rolls away sorrows, gives victory in every battle of life, provides calmness in crisis and eases perplexing situations confronting believers and the world itself in its socio-economic and political landscapes.
In the same breath, through prayers of supplication, we receive assurance, protection, authority, and dominion. It reveals our dependence on God, takes us to the realm of the supernatural and moves God to act on our behalves. In these last days, believers have to be guided to repair the altar of prayer and get acquainted with God more than ever before according to Job 22:21-30.
Many saints of old left us their footprints in the ministry of intercession and supplication among whom are Abraham, Moses, Elijah and a host of others. They were all successful in their time. If only we too would consecrate and commit ourselves to the ministry of intercession and supplication, we will succeed and make enviable marks in our churches, homes, environment, and nations. More importantly, we must believe in the power of intercession in order to activate it, operate in it, practice it and seek God on behalf of others.
Premised on the foregoing, our prayers must be fervent, effectual and importunate if we would to get things done and have results. We ourselves must be sold-out to Jesus and develop a loving beauty of spirit for other people as we engage in prayer without ceasing. With our spirit given up to God in intercession, there is hope for our Churches, nations, and ministries. Ultimately, our rewards shall be great from the Good Lord Who does not owe anyone.