When crisis comes, it is a natural instinct to reach out to others to ask them to pray for us. We are told to pray for each other in Scriptures. There is power in prayer. But there is a subtle lie that enemy tries to tell us. It is easy to slip into agreement with it because it feels true. The lie is this: “your prayers aren’t powerful enough.” This often leads us to believe that we need to find someone “super spiritual” who has a “better connection to God” in order for our circumstances to change.
But that is not true! Each of us have at our disposal the best intercessors that will ever exist. Jesus intercedes on our behalf to the Father (Romans 8:34, Hebrews 7:25), and the Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf to the Father (Romans 8:26-27). It is the beauty of the Trinity. God is one, but He is also three. So, Jesus who is God is praying to the Father who is God along with the Holy Spirit who is God. They are praying with understanding of our weakened state and with perfect knowledge of God’s will.
Our role in intercession is to get ourselves aligned with what Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are already praying on our behalf.
But they are not just an intercessory team to fix things for you. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are Persons to be known, cherished, adored, and worshiped. In the Trinity we see perfect unity in relationship. From the beginning they said, “Let us made man in our image.” The fullness of God was present when you were created and is available to you today.
There is no way we can comprehend everything of who God is. John Wesley said, “Bring me a worm that can comprehend a man, and I will show you a man that can comprehend the Triune God.” Even though God cannot be fully comprehended, He can be known. There is much written in the Scriptures if we take the time to look for it. There is such richness and depth to who God is as Father, as Son, and as Holy Spirit.
What difference would it make in the situations you are in if you see them through the perspective that Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in their uniqueness and in their unity are available for you to lean into and draw on?
Elizabeth Gunter, 2019 An archive of past devotionals is available at our website.