June 25th, 2017
Pleading for Intercessory Prayer
2 Thessalonians 3:1-2 (KJB) Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: 2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
Paul is addressing the Thessalonian church for the members to intercede and pray for him and his traveling ministry. Paul’s only desire was that the truth of God would have a free course in this world wherever God sent them. He did not desire to meet up with wicked roadblocks and stalled opportunities on his journeys without being able to rely on the protection, power, and presence of God through heartfelt prayer.
Paul knew that it would take constant prayerful contact with God to both promote and pave their way through this dark world. Prayers would go far in preserving his life and for God’s message to fan out and reach as many people as possible.
God hears prayers of His spiritual children. Other believers praying as intercessors for Paul’s ministry needs, desires, tribulations, and for good would supernaturally reach God’s ears as “go between” prayers to assist Paul before God.