Every believer is supposed to intercede for their family members, the people, their country and its leaders, their company and the church. The word “intercede” means to act between two parties, so we are interceding for someone before God. Intercession is standing in the gap, and the prayer is specifically for another person or a city etc. God needs someone to intercede in order for Him to act, especially in an intervention.
Acts 12:5,7 (NKJV) Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church…. Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell off his hands.
The church was praying and interceding for Peter to be released when he was being imprisoned. Intercessory prayer involves what we would like to see happen; it has a clear objective. It is always good to have Scripture to substantiate our plea during intercession. Also, there is a persistent tenacity in this form of prayer because we will pray until there is a breakthrough; this kind of prayer will take time. The likelihood of praying both in the understanding and praying in the spirit are required especially when we know that we are interceding for someone or an event. The intercessors are standing in the gap to ask God to intervene in a situation or person.
Therefore, if people are willing to pay the price to pray for the church, intercession can happen during the service or throughout the week. We should also be spending time to intercede for one another in the cell group to support one another. When we spend time to intercede, we will pray through for the person and enable them to come out of the situation. We should intercede with or without information of the situation especially when it is the Holy Spirit who moves us to pray. Picture yourself in the throne of grace, in a rested position found in Christ and be ready to intercede. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective!
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每个信徒都应该为他们的家庭成员，人民，他们的国家及其领导人，他们的公司和教会代求。 “代祷”一词的意思是在两方之间工作，因此我们是在上帝面前为某人代祷。 代祷是在站在这破口中，特地为另一个人或城市等而祷告。上帝需要有人来代祷，以便祂做出行动，，尤其是在干预的时候。
使徒行传 12：5，7于是彼得被囚在监里；教会却为他切切地祷告 神。忽然有主的一个使者站在旁边，屋里有光照耀。天使拍彼得的肋旁，拍醒了他，说：“快快起来！”那铁链就从他手上脱落下来。
在彼得被监禁时，教会为他得到释放而祷告代求。 代祷包括我们希望看到发生的事； 它有一个明确的目标。 代祷时，用经文来辅助和证实我们的恳求总是一件好事。 同样，这种祷告形式也要恒切持久，因此我们将祷告直到突破出现。 这种祷告需要时间。 既需要在悟性中祷告又要在灵里祷告，特别是当我们知道我们正在为某人或某件事而代祷时，就需要这种可能性。 代祷者正站在破口中，要求上帝介入某事或某人。
因此，如果人们愿意付出代价为教会祈祷，代祷可能会在敬拜中或整个星期内发生。 我们还应该花时间在小组中彼此代祷，互相扶持。 当我们花时间代求时，我们会为那个人祷告，使他们摆脱困境。无论有没有对于处境的信息，我们都要代求，尤其是当圣灵感动我们祷告的时候。 想象自己在施恩宝座前，在基督里找到安息的，并准备好代求。 义人祈祷所发的力量是大有功效的。