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Times of Prayer and Intercession

Nancy Taylor Tate

Our times of waiting on the Lord continue to be on my heart. In his article, “Intercession,” Wade Taylor speaks of the importance and power of private, personal prayer. I like to say prayer is a choice – I can choose to pray any time I want. But intercession, as spoken of in this article, comes by the Holy Spirit.

“Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought…he that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because he makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God” Romans 8:26-27.

There is an urgent need for those who will make themselves available in prayer. As James tells us, the heartfelt, continued prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much (James 5:16b AMP). As we spend time in heartfelt prayer, it opens the door for the Holy Spirit to pray through us, according to the will of God.

Tremendous transition is taking place in our society. Scripture makes very clear the importance of prayer, saying we are called to be a people of prayer. Prayer is the law by which God works.

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way. This is good, and it is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” 1 Timothy 2:1-4 RSV.

As we pray for our leaders, and for others, the Scriptures tell us this is good and acceptable in the sight of God. The world often wants to condemn people. God wants to save them!

Our house is on a hill. As I look down on the highway, cars coming and going, people bustling about in the shopping plazas, I can’t help but think of God’s love for each and every one. How God loves us, our families, our communities, our nation, and the nations.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” John 3:16.

May we become carriers of God’s love! Vessels through whom the Holy Spirit can move. This month’s article, “Intercession,” which can be found on our website,, under Article of the Month, speaks further about prayer.

We trust this teaching will be an encouragement to you as we each make ourselves available for prayer. Our emphasis at Parousia Ministries relates to the preparation of a people for the end time purpose of the Lord. My prayer is that as we continue to make our website available and also highlight one of my dad’s articles each month, you will find yourself strengthened, equipped, and empowered for the time we are in.