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Friday, August 14, 2020

Today is Your Best Day Because of Intercessory Prayer

Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. -Hebrews 7:25 NKJV

How rich you are when someone is praying for you. It has been said that the poorest person is the one who has no one praying for him. You will never have full knowledge of how many times someone has prayed for you, or how often God has prompted someone to pray for you when you were in need. Those prayers have impacted your life at many times and in many ways.

I know a woman who, during the night, was awakened by God to pray for a friend. She didn't know what the need was, but she began to intercede on her friend's behalf. The next day the woman discovered that at the very hour she was praying, her friend was delivered from a very critical situation. 

As a young Bible school student, I was given an opportunity to minister to a small group of people. The meeting went quite well and when I returned to campus I was feeling pretty good about myself. It was at that moment that God spoke these words to me: "Your success today was not a result of your talent, but a result of someone who was praying for you."

As young missionaries, my brother and I, along with our wives, were traveling across the United States to visit some people we knew before going into Mexico. The trip was made possible when the Lord unexpectedly provided us with a blue pickup truck. While visiting our friends in Minnesota, we were invited to attend a home prayer meeting. During the meeting we shared our story of how God provided our pickup truck, and we also spoke about our plans to enter Mexico within a few days. When we finished, a man responded with great excitement. "For many days," he said, "God has put it on my heart to pray for Don and Roy, a blue pickup truck, and the country of Mexico. Until tonight, that was all I knew, but what a joy it is for me to actually meet the ones I have been interceding for."

Your life has been impacted by prayer. Today is your best day because prayer has made this day possible. I don't know how many people are praying for you today, but I am certain that at least one person is.

  • As you seek to walk in the calling of a holy life, someone is praying for you;
  • As you face temptation, someone is praying for you;
  • As you seek the Father's will and His glory, someone is praying for you.

That person is Jesus Christ. He is your faithful Advocate and High Priest. He is the One who saves you to the uttermost, and His intercession for you is to the highest degree possible. He will always be interceding on your behalf.

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea.
A great high Priest whose Name is Love
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven in His hands,
My name is written on His heart.
I know that while in Heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart.

     -Charitie L. Bancroft, 1863

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