God Is Seeking Intercession Prayers
Intercession prayers are made on behalf of persons who cannot pray for themselves. In this case, we offered intercession prayers on behalf of a young man. He was seriously injured in a motor cycle accident and was unconscious at the time.
God welcomes intercession prayers, because He desires to show mercy. However, in most cases, according to His sovereign counsel, He will act only in response to prayer. This has to do with the fact that He gave man free will and dominion over the earth.
An example of God seeking intercession prayer is in the book of Isaiah 59:15-17.
Isa 59:15-17 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment. (16) And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. (17) For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
Here God is looking for an intercessor to avert His judgment on the nation of Israel. Not finding an intercessor, God is acting according to the demands of righteousness and brings judgment.
God hears and answers intercession prayers if they are in accord with His will. His answer can be hindered, however, if others have made contrary statements. In particular, the person for whom intercession is offered may have made such statements. For example, a person may have often stated that they will die at such and such an age. In that case, God may not be able to answer intercession prayers for their life when that age comes to pass.
In any case, we are making certain that our intercession prayers are in accord with God’s general will as revealed in the Bible. We then offer our prayers boldly and with confidence.