The act of praying for others is not new. Scripture is filled with examples of what we know as “intercessory prayer.” But what does it mean for us when we dare to speak to God on behalf of another? I’d like to suggest that intercessory prayer is an act of faith.
“Faith” is an English translation of the Greek noun pistis, which also means “trust” or “belief.”
To intercede in prayer on someone’s behalf means that we believe God is there to listen, but it also means that we trust and hold God accountable to God’s promises. We “lean” on those everlasting arms trusting that God will not let us fall.
This message is an excerpt from “Praying in faith, hope and love” by Violet Cucciniello Little in the June 2018 issue of Gather magazine.
Do you enjoy these free Daily Grace messages? If so, donate now to further the ministry.