4. God Can Use You to Intercede
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One of the most important ways God can use you to further His kingdom is through intercession. While prayer might not seem like an exciting way to serve, it’s one of the most needed acts of service in the world.
Prayer changes things. It ushers in God’s peace and provision. It covers people who feel hopeless. And, it’s our way of communicating with our loving, listening Creator.
Now that you’re retired, without a demanding job taking up the majority of your time, you’ll have plenty of time to intercede for your loved ones, your nation, and even for strangers. Don’t let anyone tell you that prayer is a “less-than” way to further the kingdom.
God hears your petitions, and the Bible says that “the prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:15).
Take full advantage of this retirement season to slow down, spend extended amounts of time in God’s Word, and pray without ceasing. The world needs faithful people like you to pray and intercede. If you aren’t quite sure where to start, following a prayer guide might help.
Here are a few prayer resources to consider:
National Day of Prayer
Samaritan’s Purse Prayer Network
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1-4
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