Intercessory prayer is prayer that’s concerned about the individuals with whom or for whom you are praying. For example, in His intercessory prayer for His followers found in John 17, Jesus has their best interests at heart. He’s not praying to impress, He’s praying to express His care and concern. He’s praying for their needs. And He’s still doing the same thing for us today.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.