This morning Allan and I were praying for one another, just like we do most mornings. I was reminded from my thoughts yesterday, that it is not our culture to break away from conversation or requests as soon as we ask for them, so why do we sometimes do that with God? All day I mulled this over. Do we treat God as a Google app, a place solely for information? I hope not but to be honest sometimes I do, I don’t always give God the social norms I give to others.
Since this thought, I really want to make sure I do because I know following God is not about information seeking or rule making but rather following God is a wonderful, exciting, powerful relationship. A relationship where He has already and continues to give the most, even when I forget the social norms or don’t like waiting for responses or even listening to him through silence. God continues to love us!
So this morning, I prayed for Allan and he prayed for me, that’s how it goes because I rarely pray for myself. Allan looks after me and I look after him, we pray as a couple - a team. At the end of our time talking to God and preparing for the day ahead, I mentioned to Allan that I thought Jesus would want us to be still after we pray. It was an opportunity for us to be still and sense Jesus praying to the father on our behalf. (After all it is Biblical, Jesus intercedes for us. Go to your Bible app and search the word intercede, it’s there.)
Allan, like me, had never thought of that perspective before. So we did it, we were still and listened. We could sense Jesus praying for us individually and as a couple, it was such a mind blowing experience and I really wish I’d done it earlier. So today is the 25th of June and it marks day 3 of intercessory prayers in the morning Al, Me and Jesus rather than just 2.
Who knew! Praise God!
“Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore, he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede (mediate positively) for them. Such a high priest truly meets our need-one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.” - Hebrews 7:23-26