The Lord has heard my supplication; the Lord receives my prayer.
— Psalm 6:9 (AMPC)
Every believer is called to talk to God and listen to His voice through prayer, but not everyone is called into the spiritual office of an intercessor. For example, I believe God has called Dave as an intercessor for America. He seems to have an “official” assignment from the Lord to pray for our country, a true burden for national issues and affairs, a longing to see revival in our land, and a deep, sustained interest in the things that concern the United States. He diligently studies American history and stays informed about what is going on in the government of our country. There is also an unusual fervor that accompanies his prayers. That’s what I mean by a person who functions in the office of an intercessor.
Since 1997, I have watched Dave pray and cry and bombard heaven on behalf of the United States. I do not weep over our nation the way he does, but that does not mean I do not care or that I do not pray for our leaders. It simply means that I cannot force myself to have Dave’s passion, because that passion is God-given. It also means that God is using Dave and me as a team; He has Dave playing one position and me playing another one. If I start to wonder what is wrong with me because I do not intercede the way Dave does, I end up under condemnation— and that will keep me from fulfilling what God has called me to do. But, if I stay confident in my position and focus on being excellent in it, our team wins every time. God does not assign everything to everyone. The Holy Spirit divides things up the way He sees fit and all we need to do is our part.
Prayer Starter: Father, direct me in the way I should go and give me whatever it takes to go the extra mile. In Jesus’ name, amen!