Intercessory Prayer at Living Way ChurchPrayer works. There are outrageous promises that Jesus Christ the Messiah has given concerning this amazing tool of the spiritual life. When Jesus died on the cross a number of cosmological as well as theological events took place. The sky darkened, the ground shook, the rocks split, people were raised from the dead (Matthew 27:51-53). One of the most meaningful events was the tearing of the veil that separated the Holy of Holies from the Inner Court. Hebrews 10 says that Jesus inaugurated a new and living way for us into the Holy Place of God (Hebrews 10:19-22). Through the privilege of access inaugurated by the blood of Jesus we are able to gain access to the Holy Creator whose word holds everything together. Jesus said, "Until now you have asked nothing in my Name ask and it shall be given to you that your joy may be made full..." (John 16:24) He told His disciples to ask and keep on asking, seek and keep on seeking, knock and keep on knocking... then our Lord said that in doing so we will receive, find, and have doors opened. Our Super-natural God loves the world... believers/ministers of reconciliation are to intercede to be the conduit for God's purpose. All this is part of God's self limiting love that allows free moral agency.
Prayer lays hold of God’s plan and becomes the link between His will and its accomplishment on earth. Amazing things happen, and we are given the privilege of being the channels of the Holy Spirit’s prayer. Almost every morning in the sanctuary of Living Way Church you can find our intercessors at work. The ministry of intercession is the act of praying on behalf of others. The role of mediator in prayer was prevalent in the Old Testament, in the cases of Abraham, Moses, David, Samuel, Hezekiah, Elijah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. Christ is pictured in the New Testament as the ultimate intercessor, and because of this, all Christian prayer becomes intercession since it is offered to God through and by Christ. Jesus closed the gap between us and God when He died on the cross. Because of Jesus’ mediation, we can now intercede in prayer on behalf of other Christians or for the lost, asking God to grant their requests according to His will. “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5). “Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us” (Romans 8:34). In other words intercessory prayer is the ministry of Jesus still taking place through the church. Amazing promises are given in the Bible concerning prayer. Jesus himself, said, ask and you will receive, knock and the door will be open to you, seek and you shall find. Things are happening at Living Way Church because we are a church with prayer at the center of all we do together.