My intercessor, my friend: Job 16.20-21

“My intercessor is my friend
as my eyes pour out tears to God;
and he contends with God on behalf of man
as a man pleads for his friend.”

Job 16.20-21

In the midst of his pain, Job looked to heaven, v. 19, for help. He seems to sense that there is someone who will witness to his righteousness, who will help him before the Creator. He was not wrong, even though he had little idea.

We know him who intercedes for us. The Lord Jesus Christ was sent by the Father. He even now serves in this function. What difference does this truth make in the way you talk to God?

#intercession #Jesus #VOTD

New sister in Christ requests prayers during painful growth process

Our sister in Christ, Karen D., has been a frequent reader and commenter here on TFR for many months. She mentioned to me that she wanted to make a comment asking for prayer, and I offered to post her request as a separate post. It is below. Let’s keep her in prayer as she works ever toward the truth.

I have started to think of TFR as part of my spiritual family, and I want to be honest with you. Don’t know if that’s right or not, but that’s where I am.

TFR has been a vital part of my Christian growth this past year. I have read almost every article, and applied many things to my spiritual life that you have written. But the truth is I really need your prayers right now. I need your wisdom, fellowship, and guidance to help me. I’m feeling insecure and not very spiritually strong. Continue reading

#intercession, #prayer, #spiritual-growth

A perfect ministry of intercession

“From his exalted heavenly position, the Lord conducts a perfect ministry of intercession on behalf of those who approach God through him (Rom. 8:34; Heb. 7:25, 9:24; 1 Jn. 2:1). Though Christians (e.g., 1 Tim. 2:1-2) and even the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:26-27) are said to intercede or make petitions for others from earth, Jesus is the only heavenly intercessor mentioned in Scripture.”

—Ashby L. Camp, Feet Firmly Planted, 75.

#intercession, #jesus-christ

Share your prayer requests or thanksgivings

Do you need prayers? Click on Reply (upper right of this post; in emails, hit the Comment button) and share your requests for prayer, your thanksgivings, or a prayer of yours addressed to the Father.

If you pray over one or more requests, please acknowledge with a quick reply of “Done” or “Prayed” or something similar, so the person who requested prayer will know.

If a prayer requester wants to get an email when someone has prayed and replied, click the option “Notify me of follow-up comments via email.”

This would be a very workable system, if we’ll use it. Perhaps a separate site might be best, however, so we’re studying that possibility.

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