Intercession 101: Partnering With God in Prayer: A Bible Study for Intercessors

“Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” – Mt 6:10

I. Bringing the Kingdom to Earth

  1. Our Part
    • The Kingdom starts in us (Lk 17:21, 22)
    • We make disciples (Mt 28:19a)
  2. Externalizing the Kingdom (Mt. 6:10)
    • We are not called to bring about the Kingdom on earth
    • We are called to pray that the Kingdom will come on earth
    • God answers and expands the Kingdom through prayers of Disciples

II. Praying in Partnership with God

  1. Authority
    • God gave humans dominion over the earth (Ge 1:28; Ps 8:4-6)
    • We are given spiritual authority by being set in heavenly places (Ep. 2:6)
    • God looks for man to stand in the gap (Ez. 22:30)
  2. Relationship (Ro 12:1-2)
    • Enter into relationship with God
    • Be changed in God’s presence, then you will know God’s will
  3. Speak out God’s will on earth (1 Jn. 5:14, 15)
    • Pray in confidence
    • Ask according to His will
    • We know He hears us
    • He will give us what we ask
  4. God answers our prayers (Mt. 16:19)
    • We have the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven
    • What has been bound in Heaven we can bind on earth
    • Whatever has been loosed in Heaven we can loose on earth

III. Prayer Power Boosters

  1. Maintain the right attitude
    • Forgive those who sin against you (Mt. 6:14)
    • Don’t pray to impress people (Mt. 6:5-8)
  2. Turn on the light
    • Pray blessing on your enemies (Lk 6:28)
    • Bless and do not curse (Ro 12:14)
    • We are called to be a blessing, and in doing so we inherit our blessing (1 Pe. 3:9)
  3. Never quit (Lk 11:5-13)
    • Ask boldly
    • Continue to ask
    • God wants to do good for you
  4. Multiply power through corporate prayer (Mt. 18:19-20)
    • Jesus is present in group prayer
    • There is power in agreement
    • God answers prayers of agreement
  5. Use your prayer language (Ro 8:26-27)
    • Sometimes we don’t know what to pray
    • The Spirit prays for us in accordance with God’s will
  6. Follow the prayer outline given by Jesus (Mt 6:9-13)
    • Pray to God the Father
    • Worship Him
    • Pray for the Kingdom to come on earth
    • Pray for provision
    • Pray for forgiveness
    • Pray to be delivered from darkness

“The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” – James 5:16b