Are there days when you just need to cry. Nothing is wrong, nothing out of the ordinary, but the need to cry is there. It is like hitting a brick wall that you cannot get past!
I do not fully understand why this happens. Perhaps it is hormones, or melancholy, or lack of sleep; or maybe the spirit is interceding with a mourning that I cannot understand. It is as if my spirit has been invited into intercessory prayer that my soul was not informed about.
Doc, (my husband) tells me that everyone goes through that from time to time. He reminds me of things to be thankful for. Air Conditioning, a bed, and healthy food…the list goes on. I begin to make my own list in my prayer time.
Yet a feeling of discontentment still stirs in me. What is this?
I pray the Word “ Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matt 5:3.
I try walking the room, listening, reasoning, and pondering.
This is what happens sometimes when God places a mantel of intercession on you. It draws you closer to Christ. Because you do not know how to pray, because you do not know all that He knows. But what you do know is that something has been placed on you to intercede about.
I have been awake since four o’clock this morning with a strong feeling of discontentment, and frustration. Sometimes all I can do is sit quietly and whisper His name, “Jesus, Jesus.”
In His word this morning I read, “Go through, go through the gates; Clear the way for the people; Build up, build up the highway; Remove the stones, lift up a standard over the peoples”.
I don’t think I will ever understand why God calls us to intercede with His Spirit for others, but He does.
Does God ever burden you for others? Have you recognized the call as an intercessor on your life? Please comment about what God has done, I want to hear your stories.
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I have a friend who is in her 90s. She wakes up around 3 a.m. every night, to pray for specific people. I so admire that in her.
I love older women like that, Jennifer. They are the most amazing people and full of such wonderful wisdom!
I have a friend who is in her 90s, with a gift for intercessory prayer. Even now, she wakes up at around 3 a.m. every morning–awakened by God–to pray for specific people whom God has placed on her heart!
My friend was to undergo knee replacement surgery on Tuesday. On Monday night my knee was incredibly painful [ intercession] Next day she went for surgery and the surgeon said she no longer needed surgery- her knee was fine ~!
Isn’t a joy to be ” on HIS team?”
I know that when a pain comes out of nowhere, it is not about me, but is a prompt to pray for someone.
Your tears and sadness are quite hard ones to get- but if He brings you to it, He will bring you through it- and I pray for you that He will direct YOUR prayers according to the power of the Spirit moving in you with such deep intercession.
This gift is one desperately needed in the work if the kingdom today. You are one of the Bless-ed ones; called, chosen, appointed, anointed.
Yes, Oh Yes, Mary, You ARE an intercessor! Thank you so much for your words of affirmation. It is not a gift I would have chosen, but may we be found faithful in the work we have been called to. Love, Di
It is not a COMFORTABLE gift, for sure~!
But then Christ followers are not called to comfort -my Daddy used to say a Christian is not promised a bed of roses- but I absolutely find joy in the promise: these light afflictions are but for a moment, but work for us an exceeding weight of glory. That alone makes the discomfort endurable.
For the JOY set before Him, Christ endured the cross.
May we be found faithful, indeed.
Great joy is up ahead!
Amen, sister, Amen!
I just saw your Facebook cover page and saw you are in New Zealand. I have heard the Spirit is moving strongly there. Giving thanks for you!
My Monday schedule changed because of a call to pray for my readers, many of whom I’ve never met. It’ll be exciting to get to Heaven and see the way God moved in their situations 🙂
Yes, anytime I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t sleep, I know that’s my cue to pray. Sometimes I later hear of the reason, other times I don’t, but either way, I know it was God’s call to prayer that woke me.
Vonda, I love that you are hearing him call you in the night as well. Prayer is such a powerful thing, and what an honor to be called to intercede. I hope you have a beautiful weekend! ~Di
A discoverer of Australia proclaimed everything from Australia south as the GREAT SOUTH LAND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. That excites me. Many famous prophets have declared that a move of the Spirit will go from New Zealand [ the ends of the earth in the bible] back to Jerusalem, sweeping the earth on it’s way. Many of us ” down under” pray into these prophetic words!
In recent months we have certainly experienced a great deepening of our relationships with God and are seeing a great increase in signs and wonders. God Is GOOD.
My FB page is rather ” restrained” as one son, for whom i intercede deeply- calls himself an atheist- and I want to keep communication lines OPEN with him. Winkie Pratney prophesied over him 23 years ago that the fire of his [ son’s] life would touch many- I long for that day and hope to live to see it!
Nice to meet you Diane, fellow intercessor. How I long for the day when I meet up with all my bloggie friends in heaven and get to know you all. woohoo!
Oh Mary I long to meet you and others as well. One day, one day. Please feel free to pray for me anytime the Lord brings me to your mind, and I will do the same for you. And don’t hold back on anything you hear. Let me have it! ~Di