“And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.” Ezek. 22:30
What is intercession? One definition of intercession is a coming together or a meeting between two opposing sides for the purpose of bringing agreement. Intercession is being an advocate on behalf of someone else physically or spiritually. Prayer intercession is standing in another place before God to stay the hand of destruction. Intercession is a prayer shield to ward off the attacks of the enemy.
Prayer intercession is the hand of God reaching down and connecting with mankind’s problems, situations, circumstances and affairs. Intercession is a backbone that support ministry. This is a very important assignment. In this ministry you become a co-laborers with God, you enter into partnership with the Almighty. When intercession in neglected, it opens the door to destruction and other negative evils forces to enter our world. Intercessors should remain faithful in guarding, protecting, shielding and hedging.
Where are the faithful intercessors? As intercessors we operate and move in two worlds, the physical and spiritual. Therefore, it is imperative to guard your spiritual post. Any effective intercessor must have a quiet place to get away and be alone. “Be still, and know that I am God” (Ps. 46:10). On many occasions Jesus went to a solitary place to pray and to be alone, especially right after ministering. “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus would arise and go to a solitary place, where He prayed” (Mark 1:35)
Another requirement for effective intercession is being righteous before God. That means to confess and repent of un-confessed sin and clothe yourselves in righteousness. When it seems as though you have difficulty getting into the presence of God, begin by sitting still and begin to speak in your heavenly language (tongues) for it makes your faith stronger. “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost” (Jude 20).