Welcome to the Intercessory Prayer Ministry at First Baptist Church. We are here to help you with your prayer requests and have people willing to pray for your requests as long as you wish. Remember, God loves you.
"So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him." - 1 John 4:16 (ESV)
Intercessory Prayer is the act of petitioning God or praying on behalf of another person or group. The sinful nature of this world separates human beings from God. It has always been necessary, therefore, for righteous individuals to go before God to seek reconciliation between Him and His fallen creation.
The sacrifices and prayers of Old Testament priests (Ex 29:42; 30:7) were acts of intercession which point forward to the work of Christ. Christ is, of course, the greatest intercessor. He prayed on behalf of Peter (Luke 22:32) and His disciples (John 17). Then in the most selfless intercession of all; He petitioned God on behalf of those who crucified Him (Luke 23:34).
But Christ's intercessory work did not cease when He returned to heaven. In heaven He intercedes for His church (Hebrews 7:25). His Holy Spirit pleads on behalf of the individual Christian (Rom 8:26-27). Finally, because of their unique relationship to God through Christ, Christians are urged to intercede for all people (1 Timothy 2:1).