Intercessory Prayer is the cornerstone of all ministry at White Horse Christian Center. It is prayer for others, an intercessor being one who takes the place of another, pleading another's case. Intercession has been defined as "holy, believing, persevering prayer whereby someone pleads with God on behalf of another or others who desperately need God's intervention."
Jesus Christ is our model for intercessory prayer. Jesus stands before God and between Him and sinful man, just as the Old Testament priests did: see 1 Timothy 2:5; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25.
Jesus brings sinful man and a righteous God together at the place of the blood sacrifice for sin. No longer is the blood of animals necessary as it was in the Old Testament. We can now approach God on the basis of the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross of Calvary for the remission of sins. Because of the blood of Jesus, we can approach God boldly without timidity (Hebrews 4:14-16).
In intercessory prayer, we follow the Old Testament priestly function and the New Testament pattern of Jesus -- standing before God and between a righteous God and sinful man. As New Testament believers, we no longer sacrifice animals as in Old Testament times. We stand before the Lord to offer up spiritual sacrifices of praise (Hebrews 13:15) and the sacrifice of our own lives (Romans 12:1). It is on the basis of this intimate relationship with God that we can then stand "between" Him and others, serving as an advocate and intercessor in their behalf.
Intercessory Prayer at White Horse Christian Center is led by Pastor Gary Osborne with support from the WHCC pastoral staff. We meet every Monday night at 7:00 PM.
As it is God's desire that every believer be active in intercessory prayer, everyone is invited and encouraged to attend Monday nights. You will learn how to pray through precept and example, increase your prayer life, deepen your intimacy with the Father, and experience the wonderful privilege it is to come boldly before the throne of Almighty God with your prayers and requests.
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