I was asked to pray for someone last night and I just couldn’t do it, not with any faith and fervor. I awoke at 2:00 a.m. burdened for this person, but not in a good way. It might be more accurate to say I was aggravated with them.
As I prayed about it I realized that intercessory prayer is not to be undertaken before there is personal heart maintenance. Otherwise, the intercessor simply takes on the burden of the other person, rather than assisting them in giving that burden to Jesus, who can not only take it, but do away with it!
So, practically what does that mean? It means seeing what the Word says about love, and about every single person. It means asking God for His take, how He sees it, what He wants done in this person’s life.
Then come the revelations, the prayers of faith that build more faith, and the return to where we start: apart from Him, I can do (pray) nothing, and with Him all things (prayers) are possible.
He’s the only Way to go.