Have you ever thought what it truly means to be called as an intercessor? We find ourselves doing what we know what God has called us to do, pray from the whole man. Sometimes even for hours upon hours for those who are weaker in body or in spirit.
Here is a thought provoking and well written article from Sandy Warner..
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WORD STUDY: THE CHARACTERISTICS OF AN INTERCESSOR
An intercessor is a person who by calling or by nature chooses to be a mediator on behalf of those who cannot intervene for themselves. Intercessors make requests, urge, plead, beg, counsel, discuss, risk, sacrifice, and make war on issues relating to the weaker ones, and thus they have an impact on the final outcomes for those they serve.
There is a difference between a person who is called an intercessor and a person who prays. Any person can pray, but not all praying people are intercessors. The opposite is true also - an intercessor may live his entire life and live to make only one great act of intercession. The differences of an intercessor are subtle - hidden in the life and heart behind the prayer. There are many examples of intercessors in the Bible, and they walked with the favor to impact and change God’s heart.
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