When Israel began worshipping a golden calf at the foot of Mt. Sinai, God was angry. He had just removed Israel from the physical bondage of slavery in Egypt and the spiritual bondage of idolatry. In the moment of their rebellion, God was detailing his loving laws to Moses. God took very personally Israel’s rebellion in turning to other gods. Moses stood in the gap on behalf of the Israelites, pleading with the Lord not to destroy his people. Again, it is a wonder that God chooses to engage with his people in accomplishing his purposes on the earth. It seems that God was pleased that Moses had interceded on behalf of Israel. He relented and did not destroy Israel.

Three men (angels, one possibly could have been Jesus himself) came to visit Abraham and tell him about the birth of his baby. What a shock! Before these men left, the men told Abraham that they were going to visit Sodom and Gomorrah to see if the reports of their wickedness was true. If so, they would have to destroy those cities. Abraham stood before the Lord and pled for the salvation of the cities on behalf of his nephew, Lot. In Genesis 18:16-33, we see how God works with Abraham’s intercession. As Abraham continued to negotiate the terms of Sodom and Gomorrah’s salvation, God did not back away. He fully engaged with Abraham. In the end, there were not even ten righteous people in Sodom and Gomorrah that God would spare the cities for. Lot and his family escaped, but just barely. How amazing it is that God would put himself in the position of working with his people to see his purposes come about.

In 1 Kings 18 we see Elijah calling out on God to reveal his power to the Israelites, so that they would know that the Lord is God. And God responds to Elijah’s prayers. He works with his people to accomplish spiritual breakthrough on the earth. Right after God’s revelation of power on top of Mt. Carmel, God responds to Elijah’s persistent prayer for rain. God even works with his people for breakthrough in the physical realm.

Jesus is the ultimate intercessor. He did the work that no man could do. He offered his body as the sacrifice for the sin of humanity, making intercession between the Father and his creation. We now have the privilege of spreading out the news of Jesus’ intercessory work. “God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” (2 Cor. 5:19-20 NIV).

Daniel was a man of prayer and faith. As he prayed, an angelic response was released. After much battle in the heavenly realms, the angel made it to Daniel with the answer. As we step into the place of intercession, we contribute to the heavenly battle being waged over people and nations. Our prayers matter!


  1. This is a very good message; I myself am an intercessor and this has encouraged my heart greatly to continue on. God Bless.

  2. I am also an Intercessor but because of foundational battle I have been going from one place to another for prayers. Please what do I do to destroy that evil foundation and go back to my intercession.

    • Hello sister keep on fighting, don’t give up! Surely God will see you through. Soon you will he found in the secret place interceding for souls. Be blessed

    • Hi Sarah,
      I agree that you should keep fighting, praying, and getting others to agree/pray with you also. Another weapon that is powerful in prayer is praise. Spend time praising God telling how great he is, how strong, he is, that according to Ephesians 3:20 God is able to do “sooo” much more than we can think or imagine. You should renew your mind and pray scriptures like Jesus did Matt. 4:1-11 and remind yourself and the enemy that ” it is written”. You can ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit and he will pray for you also Rom. 8:26-27.

    • Bring your case before the judge in the courts of heaven.

      Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you on how to go about this. Check YouTube for courtroom prayers by Robert Handerson

    • Stop that struggling with immediate effect. Start singing praise to Jesus from your 12:00am to 3:00am. You shall experience restoration of the altar

  3. Pray, pray, pray. Have Christian friends come to your home and pray with you to break whatever evil spirits are at work. Only God can break it.

  4. Sister Sarah its well with your soul. Please continue with your intercession because while praying for others God will be attending to your foundational deliverance. You are a burden bearer that is why it seems others challenges are weighing you down but in a little while if you tarry God will show up. Please read Is 40:30

  5. It’s always my pleasure to interceed for unbelievers and sick people in the hospital and the whole world as I myself agreed with what the book of ( Hebrews 4:12). I Angelina believe in the intercessionary work is a great ministry.

  6. Interceding is an honor for me I love to see the atmosphere change, people delivered, healed and God’s glory falls in the room. I’m teaching a prayer group how to intercede they are new to praying in a group as a team. This is a task because they are comfortable reading off a paper someone wrote. The letter killeth but the spirit gives life.

  7. Hello Angela,
    We’re also intercessors. We’re in China. You can contact us on [email protected]. We are a team of husband and wife. If you feel led by the Holy Spirit, you can get in touch with us on our email. God Bless!! Keep interceding.

  8. God bless you Angela James, we are just starting an Intercessory prayer team in my church. I’m excited that God selected me as one of the team members. please pray that God will imbue me with his spirit and power.

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