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A Gift For Everyone

What is the Gift of Intercession?

Literal meaning  Literal meaning 
To plead on behalf of someone.

Description  Description 
The gift of intercession is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to pray for extended periods of time on a regular basis on behalf of and for others, seeing frequent and specific answers to their prayers, to a degree much greater than that expected of the average Christian.

Bible references  Bible references 
Theory Practice
Ephesians 6:18 John 17:9-26
Colossians 4:2,3 Colossians 1:9-11
1 Timothy 2:1 Colossians 4:12,13

Distinctives  Distinctives 
People with this gift:
  • feel compelled to earnestly pray on behalf of someone or some cause;

  • have a daily awareness of the spiritual battle being waged in such a way that they feel drawn to lift up prayers;

  • are convinced that God moves in direct response to the fervent prayer of His people;

  • pray in response to the leading of the Spirit, whether they understand it or not;

  • exercise authority and power for the protection of others and the equipping of them to serve.

Personal traits and behaviors  Personal traits and behaviors 
A person with this gift is usually:
Prayerful Sincere
Caring Confident
Available Spiritual
Sensitive Trustworthy

Cautions  Cautions 
People with this gift:
  • should avoid feeling that their gift is not valued, by remembering that interceding for others is a spiritual contribution to the body of Christ;

  • should avoid using prayer as an escape from fulfilling responsibilities;

  • need to avoid a «holier than thou» attitude sometimes caused by extended times of prayer and spiritual intimacy with God.

Mobilizing for ministry  Mobilizing for ministry 
People with this gift are needed in the church for:
Prayer band leader Church elder
Church nurture visitation Prayer vigils
Project development Hospital visitation

Related gifts  Related gifts 
This gift belongs to the category SUPPORT. You may find useful to get information on other gifts which belong to this same category. These gifts are:
Exhortation Giving