Intercessory prayer

When we realize that intercession is an exercise in awarness it brings a great change to our understanding of it. When praying for others we allow ourselves to be caught in the current of communication which the Spirit gives between us and another, and most of all between us and God. … True intercession places another person more firmly in the arms of the divine love which will never infringe that person’s freedom, but which works through bestowals of awareness and recognition, through evocation and response, through the offer of choice and the glimpse of possibility. John Taylor, The Go-Between God

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2 Responses to “Intercessory prayer”

  1. Kevin Street Says:

    This a valuable and beautiful contribution to the debate of impinging another’s freedom by praying ‘for’ them. By placing prayer in the stream of divine love – the very being of our world and our existance – we acknowledge the potential of our intercessions as being a part of a divine stream of being that will embrace the one we pray for, and enable them to access outcomes in tune with their destinies and freedoms.

  2. Shirley Johnson Says:

    Since I was young, I have believed in the power of intercession, especially when someone has passed over the threshold. In the Old Testament, intercession was sought on behalf of a whole city: if I can find one person who is good, will you spare them? I believe this too in the case of someone who may have not been a very good person in life: if one person can earnestly and lovingly pray for their soul, then I think that prayer will be heard and that soul can be raised up to the Light.