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Don't Be Afraid to Pray for Them
And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor.
Have you ever been extremely hurt by someone, dealt with a difficult person, or wanted someone to change their stubborn/hardened heart? I think we all have. What do you do in a situation like that? You pray for that person regardless of how much you don’t “feel like” praying for them. If God prompts you to pray for someone, chances are He is already at work in that person. He is already touching their hearts to respond to your prayer. In Genesis 1:2-3, the Bible records that “the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” Even in creation, the Spirit was already moving and waiting for someone to speak in order for transformation to take place. When God spoke, the Spirit that was already at work assumed the responsibility of bringing the physical manifestation of creation into existence. Similarly, God’s Spirit is often at work in a person’s heart when He prompts you to pray for them and is simply waiting for someone to speak out in prayer God’s word (or intercede) for them in order for transformation to take place in their lives. When you speak, the Spirit of God already at work in them will bring about transformation in their lives. Don’t be afraid to pray for that difficult individual. Sincerely praying for a difficult person and their well being often softens their heart towards you too. As you rise up and assume the authority that God has given you in this earth through prayer and speaking His word, His Spirit will bring about a change in the person’s life that desperately needs it!
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