Helps to Intercession
By Andrew Murray
What to Pray – For the Power of the Holy Spirit on Ministers
I beseech you that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me. -Rom. 15 :30.
He will deliver us; ye also helping together on our behalf by your supplication.. -2 Cor. 1:10, 11.
What a great host of ministers there is in Christ’s Church. What need they have of prayer. What a power they might be, if they were all clothed with the power of the Holy Ghost. Pray definitely for this; long for it. Think of your minister, and ask it very specially for him. Connect every thought of the ministry, in your town or neighborhood or the world, with the prayer that all may be filled with the Spirit. Plead for them the promise, “Tarry until ye be clothed with power from on high.” Luke 24:49. “Ye shall receive power, when the Holy Ghost is come upon you. ” Acts 1 :8.
How to Pray – In Secret
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret. -Matt. 6:6.
He withdrew again into the mountain to pray, Himself alone. -Matt. 14:23; John 6:15.
Take time and realize, when you are alone with God: Here am I now, face to face with God, to intercede for His servants. Do not think you have no influence, or that your prayer will not be missed. Your prayer and faith will make a difference. Cry in secret to God for His ministers.