By Jacqui – One of God’s Intercessors
Have you ever been asked to pray because someone thought you were perhaps more qualified? Maybe, you are a missionary, a pastor, or an intercessor, so they thought surely you should be the one to pray. Perhaps, you’ve even thought that you should be the one to pray. I mean, after all, you are the __________________________.
God’s word reminds us My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. James 2:1 Not even in prayer. While a pastor, a missionary, and yes, an intercessor may spend much more time in prayer, it does not mean God wants to hear our prayers any more than he wants to hear yours!
When I mentor others as intercessors, I often remind them, and myself, that pride is the enemy of the intercessor. You see, we get to talk to God a lot. We are often on the frontline in prayer battles and we get to see the Lord Glorified as he answers our prayers. That is why it is so important to remember that the blessings come because of what God did in the prayer, not because we prayed the right words.
God wants to hear all of us pray. He wants all his children to come and talk to him. He does not play favorites. I urge you, if you are a person of prayer, to join me in praying a prayer I often pray for myself. Create in me a clean heart, O God, renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 Yes, you and I love to pray, and I believe God loves to hear us come to him! But, dear friend, we do not have ‘prayer credentials’ and God does not play favorites. He wants everyone to come to him in prayer.
I believe in the power of God within the prayer, not the power of my words. Let us seek to pray in such a way as to invite God to be Glorified as he answers our prayers. Then, let us humbly step back and be awed by him as he is. God’s Glory may leave us awestruck as he answers the simplest prayer from one who wanted God to receive all the Glory.