“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” Romans 8:26–27
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:18
“To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.” Karl Barth
"If we truly love people, we will desire for them far more than it is within our power to give them, and this will lead us to prayer: Intercession is a way of loving others." Richard Foster
“When the church becomes so hungry for more of God’s power and presence that we finally turn to him in persevering prayer, seeking his face day and night, we can be sure that the Lord will not be slow to act. In our time, the church of Jesus is certainly arising, seeking God with renewed desire, rediscovering it’s primary purpose as a house of prayer for all nations.” Pete Greig
“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tyre?” Corrie Ten Boom
Jon Tyson, who leads Church of the City in New York City, joins us from across the pond to share his thoughts, experiences and pointers on the practice of intercession.