This Prayers that Strike the Mark class is part of the Chamber of Intimacy Series: Blueprints for Prayer | Prelude to Revival. The words of the intercessor are a powerful force for healing the wounds of the past, closing doors to the enemy and shaping the course of history. These detailed sessions include: The Many Faces of Prayer, Reminding God of His Word, Confessing Generational Sins, Praying from a Victorious Perspective, and more. In this thorough and precise class, you will be exposed to many different strategies and models of prayer, and how to maximize their effectiveness.
Prayers that strike the mark are specific prayers authorized by the Holy Spirit and endowed with divine power to accomplish the will of God in your life and for the needs of the world. On the cross, Jesus fulfilled the ultimate answer to all of our prayers, but He awaits our invitation to come into our situations and circumstances. When people of prayer intercede, they create a meeting place between the Heavenly Father and His children. God comes upon the person who is praying and moves them from the natural to the supernatural. Empowered by God, the intercessor has the authority to cut down enemy forces and pick out “targets” for God’s lightning bolts of glory, bringing victory and breakthrough.
Intercession could be called “extreme prayer,” because it links extreme needs with the extraordinary power of God. Inserting ourselves into the gap between God and a need, we call upon the Holy Spirit, our Helper, who is ready to move us from finite ability to infinite ability, take hold of difficult situations, and help accomplish the will of God. We have the great honor of being called to “paint targets” on cities, churches, ministries, family members, contemporary “Sauls” (those who persecute or cause difficulty), and even ourselves. Our believing, persist prayers will strike the mark!
Whether you are a “list” intercessor, a person who engages in spiritual warfare praying, a revival or personal intercessor—any of at least a dozen prayer specialties—every Christian has a piece of God’s heart to pray and His power to carry to a lost and dying world. As you work through these lessons and apply these truths in your prayer closet, you will find yourself striking the mark of God’s heart in intercession.