"In him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many."
-- 2 Corinthians 1:10b-11
WE BELIEVE IT IS an unnecessary paradox that many intercessors receive their "prayer assignments" by revelation while many people greatly in need of prayer have no personal acquaintance with seasoned intercessors. Advocates in Prayer aims to connect intercessors with prayer needs by maintaining a listing of Advocates intercessors and providing them with prayer requests sent in through this website. To learn more about how to become an Advocates Intercessor, check out the following articles:
If you've joined the Intercessors' Circle, let me encourage you to acquaint yourself with our Intercessors' Corner. If you choose to fill out the brief questionnaire there, we will write a short article about you to post with the other intercessors' profiles. This way, our prayer partners can get to know each other, fellowship with one another, and share insights and testimonies of answered prayer with each other. This link is designed to be our meeting place.
An intercessor is one who "stands in the gap" between God and humankind. Ultimately, Jesus is the Intercessor between God and humankind as His atoning sacrifice has provided the way for sinful, fallen humanity to be reconciled to God. As the risen Lord, He is ascended to God's right hand where He ministers as our High Priest continually interceding for us before God.
As followers of Jesus, we are called to be a "royal priesthood," which means that we are to intercede for each other and for those who have not yet become followers of Jesus. We intercede for others through prayer that appeals to the atonement of Christ, stands upon the promises of God's Word, resists the Enemy's strategies to oppose God's will, and receives the grace of God for those we are praying for.
While all Christians are to pray for others, we agree with Peter Wagner that some Christians are specially gifted by God as intercessors. Wagner states:
How can you know if you're an intercessor? Wagner gives the following checklist:
Advocates in Prayer serves the Body of Christ in an administrative role by linking intercessors with prayer needs. As our mission statement indicates, we aim to:
Advocates in Prayer, in fulfilling its administrative service to the Body of Christ, will maintain a database of Advocates intercessors and of prayer requests emailed to us through this website. We will then email prayer requests to prayer partners who have chosen to join our Intercessors' Circle. The intercessor receiving the prayer request will intercede for the need stated in the request and will follow up by email with the person who sent in the request. As answers to prayer become apparent, the intercessor will encourage the person receiving prayer to email the answer to prayer back to Advocates in Prayer.
We will provide for security concerns by assuring that the response forms on this website allow those sending in prayer requests to give or withhold permission to route their prayer requests to our prayer partners. Furthermore, only first names will be elicited on these forms so that sensitive prayer requests are not routed to intercessors with full disclosure of names.
If you would like to be a Advocates in Prayer intercessor, we welcome you to covenant with us as members of God's Royal Priesthood seeking to join together in upholding our brothers and sisters in Christ in prayer and interceding for the salvation of those yet to know Him.
To be a AIP Intercessor, we require that you subscribe to uphold the following duties to the best of your ability:
If you have further questions about the Advocates In Prayer Intercessors' Circle before making a decision to partner with us, you may click here to submit your question. If you are an Intercessor, desire to serve with us through our Intercessors' Circle, and are willing to commit to this Intercessors' Covenant, click here to join the Intercessors' Circle.
God bless you as you serve together with us!