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God is attentive to us in all circumstances.
Prayer and intercession are ways of having a holy conversation with God.
YHWH loves having conversations with us.
Prayer is talking to God, and you can talk to God about anything.
Thank Him for what He has done.
Praise Him for who He is.
Tell Him how happy you are or how sad you are.
Ask Him for help.
Ask Him to work in your heart and change you.
Ask Him to make you like Yeshua.
Ask Him to do things for you.
Intercession is to collide with God violently until His will is enforced on the earth.
Talking to God on someone else’s behalf.
Standing in the gap between God and man as a priest between Heaven and earth.
Continue to do so until you see the results you know God desires on the earth.
Intercession can exact a cost:
Comfort, your easy way of living, and your ability to be fine with the status quo.
Hunger as you fast and pray.
Fatigue as you pray when you would rather sleep.
Time when you could be doing other, self-gratifying things.
Money if the Lord leads you to sow prophetic seeds into someone's life.
Friends if they don't understand your need to be alone with God, and to seek the things of God.
… and much more.
Abraham’s Intercession: Genesis 18
God asks a question: “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?” (v.17)
Abraham appealed to God by acknowledging that he is a just God. He said, “Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked?” (v. 23)
Abraham keeps pressing. He starts off asking the Lord to spare the city if as few as fifty righteous men could be found. Yes, the Lord agrees, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare the whole place on their account.” (v. 26)
The negotiation continues: What about forty-five? Forty? Thirty? Twenty? And finally ten. The Lord answered; “I will not destroy it on account of the ten.” (v. 32)
Abraham ends the negotiation as he returns to where he had been sitting. (v. 33)
Hannah’s Prayer: 1 Samuel
Five qualities of Hannah
Hannah’s Prayer Of Desperation Moved God’s Heart The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise. (Psalm 51:17)
2) Hannah Didn’t Harbor Offense – towards God. But to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah,
although the LORD had closed her womb. (1 Sam 1:5) OR Eli So Eli said to her, “How long will you be drunk? Put your
wine away from you!” But Hannah answered and said, “No, my lord, I am a woman of sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither
wine nor intoxicating drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD. Do not consider your maidservant a wicked woman,
for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief I have spoken until now.” (1 Sam 1:14-16)
Hannah Laid Down The Burden At The Altar (Matthew 11:28-30)
Hannah Sacrificed Her Desires
And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish. Then she made a vow and said,
‘O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget
Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of
his life, and no razor shall come upon his head” (1 Sam 1:10-11)
Hannah Carried The Prophetic Gift
The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken in pieces; From heaven He will thunder against them. The LORD will
judge the ends of the earth. “He will give strength to His king, And exalt the horn of His anointed.” (1 Sam 2:10)
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