Paul expresses the wish that prayers, intercessions and supplications be offered for kings and those in authority (1 Tim. 2:12). These highlight different aspects of prayer. Intercession is often referred to as ‘standing in the gap.’ This alludes to the passage in zekiel where God longed for someone to ‘stand in the gap and make up the hedge’ (Ezekiel 22:30).
Intercessors are a rare breed; they feel the pain of situations, circumstances and others around them. They instinctively respond by bringing these needs to the throne of grace and effect change in society by their prayers. The heart of the intercessor is tender; his or her life is often one spent in many hours of isolation and solitary prayer. Intercession is a strategic gift applied over prayer walks, political issues, crises in families and spiritual warfare.
This course will explore some of the strategic prayers and actions that can be used to effect change in society.