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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

#75 Recruiting I-2 Intercessors

C. Peter Wagner tells us, "I like the formula Cindy Jacobs recommends for recruiting 1-2 intercessors.

She uses Luke 11:9 where it tells us to ask and it will be given, seek and we will find, knock and it will be opened to us.

Asking, according to the Jacobs Formula, is praying for the Lord to touch the potential personal prayer partners and prepare them.

Seeking is to sit down and make a list of all whose who from general observation or past experience seem as though they might be praying for you or willing to pray for you.

Knocking is then getting in contact with those on the list by letter or by telephone.

Cindy says that when she first heard about personal prayer partners she and her family were going through hard times.

Her husband was having unusual problems on the job, the children were under severe harassment, and it seemed they were only moving from crisis to crisis.

One day she said, 'Enough is enough! I have had it with this attack!'

So she prayed that the Lord would send personal intercessors.

Then she made a list and contacted them, stressing that the prayer requests were to be considered confidential.

The letter she wrote, she says, 'explained that we would be sharing intimate details that were to be revealed to no one other than our prayer partners.'

What were the results? The response was tremendously encouraging.

Within a week all the immediate problems cleared up.

Cindy says, 'the prayer partners for Generals of Intercession are all top notch intercessors, and we are greatly touched by their labor of love on our behalf. Since they have been praying for us our ministry has exploded in growth.' "

#75 Recruiting 1-2 Intercessors,
in the series taken from C. Peter 
Wagner’s book, PRAYER SHIELD
How to intercede for pastors, Christian
leaders and others on the spiritual
frontlines. (pgs. 145 -146) by Regal Books

Pray for your pastor: “Pray that God will give your pastor a clear, biblical vision of what your church can and should be for His glory, and that he will communicate that vision clearly and confidently to the church.” Prov. 29:18; John 15:16; 17:17. 2 Tim. 3:5; Mal. 3:11

Let’s pray:

   Father, may we be some of the ones to faithfully pray for our pastors and church leaders.

   Help us let it be known that we're praying for them, and that they can count on us to support them in whatever way they'd like us to.

   If we're asked to be a 1-2 intercessor, may we be careful to keep the confidence of those who share needs with us.

   Our willingness to pray, may be what the Lord will direct our leaders to confide in us, and may we be careful to pray, and to ask You to guide our praying for them.

   I pray this in the Precious Name of Jesus. Amen.

Today’s Bible verse: John 14:13 "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son."

Today’s quotes: Elaine W. Miller - "If our goal is obedience to all God's called us to do, we will not know a boring day."

Joel Barnaby – Strong men drive the woman to church, opens the doors, carries his own Bible, sits near the front, is first to worship the Lord, has already set aside the tithe and offering bringing it to give unto God and sets the example as the godly leader to the woman, the children and teenagers in the house.

Some thoughts today: Have you asked God what He would like you to do, see, or hear? He's waiting. He longs to commune with you, so stop, and spend some time alone with Him. You'll both appreciate it!

- God is not in a hurry.

- Be persistent! Listen for His Voice to speak to you through whatever means you can receive from Him; His Word, song, testimony, or preaching.

17th- Thursday’s post:  #76  Asking God  C. Peter Wagner

19th- Saturday's post:  Man Rules  Author unknown  (How a man thinks)

20th- Sunday's post:  The Risk of Obeying God  Dr. Charles Stanley

22nd- Tuesday's post:  #77  Seeking & Knocking  C. Peter Wagner

A popular post: Vicarious Intercession  Oswald Chambers tells us to “Beware of imagining that intercession means bringing our personal sympathies into the presence of God and demanding that He does what we ask." (for comments)
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