Entering the Throne Room
“Father, I do come before you, lifting up my friend and her family. They are dealing with much. . .”
“Thank You Lord for the opportunity to lift up. . .”
If you haven’t listened to our short 3 minute video, using Galatians 6:2 to bear other’s burdens, you need to:
However you enter the throne room of the Lord, He inclines His ear to your prayer. (Psalm 17:6)
What an awesome thought, “He inclines His ear.”
But what else is exciting is that He does this while He has thousands and thousands of angels worshipping Him. (Revelation 5:11)
Here’s another awesome thought, what is Jesus doing right now? Do you know? He is interceding for us (Hebrews 7:25) which means, what you are doing on someone’s behalf is what Jesus too is doing on everyone’s behalf.
When I pray for someone, bearing their burden, I always pray something from Scripture. It has an incredible way of comforting the person you are praying for. Sometimes you may not be moved to pray for their burden to be lifted, but rather, for them to have peace, or victory, IN THE problem.
I love to pray Romans 15:13; “Father, I lift my friend to You, the God of Hope. I trust You to already be in the process of filling them with great joy and peace, simply because they are believers. Cause them to overflow with hope, because of the power of the Holy Spirit living inside of them. And Father, because this is Your word, I don’t ask if You can do it, nor do I pray that You will do it. I trust You are already in the process of doing this for them, Father.”
Just a couple short points of order.
- Begin by praising the Lord for who He is. BEFORE you bear their burden. It’ll help your focus be on the Lord. R. A. Torrey in 1901 said, “If your focus is not on Him, your prayers are not unto Him” and I find I often need to get my focus on the Lord, before I enter into serious intercession for my friend/s.
- Lift the burden/s through the grid of Scripture, which will cause you to pray with confidence (1 John 5:14-15), not doubting. (James 1:6-7)
CONNECT THE DOTS (step 1 of 3):
Out of the blue I asked a friend how I could pray for him (1st Step, ask how you can pray for them).
This guy texts me a verse, EVERY DAY from scripture. Frankly it get’s irritating. But he’s a friend so I’ve never asked him to stop.
I had to ask him twice, but eventually he said, “Mark, my wife’s health is slipping, one child is in jail, another up and ran away and his ministry is suffering.”
I’m glad I stayed onto him till he told me how I could pray for him.
I HAD NO IDEA!
Step 1 — Ask!
NOTE: Remember, you cannot do spiritual warfare for your friend. They have to do that themselves, but you can point them to the scriptural truths they can camp securely upon.
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