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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

#91 Quiet People

C. Peter Wagner helps us to better
understand the intercessors among us:

"Although there are several notable exceptions to this, the great majority of intercessors are quiet people.

They do not like to be up front. They do not desire their names to be widely known.

Even some who have written books on intercession would prefer their names be left off the book, but they somewhat reluctantly bow to the wisdom of editors and publishers who know the book will be more widely distributed with the name than without it.

Colleen Townsend Evens says that 'aloneness' is one of the prices intercessors regularly pay.

'As an intercessor,' she says, 'be prepared to spend some very quiet alone hours.'

Other people will not always know or even understand what an intercessor is praying about.

Evans says intercessors 'will be put in quiet corners where no one will know what we are doing, and God will seal our lips so that we are not to boast or talk about what we are doing.'

The apostle Paul might have had intercessors in mind when he said, 'Those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor' 1 Cor. 12:22,23.

Although we may not see them much, the Body of Christ needs intercessors for a healthy life just as much as our physical body needs a pituitary gland, which we see even less."


#91  The Quiet People,
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. 169-170)
By
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Let’s pray:

   Father, when it comes to our praying, we're grateful for guidance in ways to be successful, and in how to support those who do a lot of praying for our leaders.

   Cause my own heart to be open to pray for my pastor and leaders, as I know You look for those in congregations to effectively support them in prayer.

   Bring their names before me each day, so I will offer my share of petitions for their physical and spiritual health.

   I ask this today in the Name of Jesus, my Savior. Amen

   Prayer for your pastor: Ask God to protect your pastor's marriage and keep it strong as a model of Christ's relationship with the Church. Pray that your pastor will tenderly cherish and lead his wife, and that she will respect and encourage her husband, submitting to his leadership. Eph. 5:23-33 (If your pastor is not married, pray for his relationships with loved ones and those who are close to him.) www.lifeaction.org  prayer card.

Today’s Bible verse:  Malachi 4:6 "And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers." 

Today’s quote: Stormie Omartian- “The past should not be a place where we live, but something from which we learn.”

Some thoughts today: You may not be the best at something, but there's a significant place for you to play. Give it your best!

- Can we be willing to fade out of the picture, and let others take the preeminence

- Ask God for you to see others in His sight, to understand His calling on their lives, to see their potential. Even though you may not feel you've a place in God's church, step out in faith and accomplish what is God's will and plan for you. Pray that He will use you to encourage others.

12th- Thursday’s post:  #92  The Pastor Has a High Priority  C. Peter Wagner

14th- Saturday's post:  Planning to Fail or Failing to Plan  Debbie Hardy

15th- Sunday's post:  Even When  Cindy Sproles

15th- evening's post:  Part 1- How CAN we hear from God? (7 of 21 ways)  Jean Oathout

A popular post: How to Get a New Heart  Dave Branon shares with us, “A friend who is a heart transplant cardiologist has an appreciation of Ezekiel 36:26 that not many of us can understand."

Will you pray for your leaders?
God depends on us to hold
them up in prayer.

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