Bishop Oscar Maloba

Intercession and Prayer

Intercessory Prayer at Christ Temple of Worship is held every Monday from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at the church auditorium.

Every Christian has probably at some point in their life prayed for a love one, family member, friend, their church and Pastor. Offering prayer or petition to God is called Intercession and the Bible encourages us to pray for others. We stand in agreement and pray on the same topic one at a time on various topics such as:

1. Leaders and government authorities.

Timothy 2:2 says that we should pray:

For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

2. Those in spiritual leadership.

Our Bishop, Pastors and leaders are here to serve, but they need our prayers and support to make this work. When we pray and come together at one Body, we can come together triumphantly as a caring, loving community powerfully for His glory impacting our community
(Isa. 6:1-12; Gal. 5:22-23; 1 Pet. 3:12).

3. The Church.

The Church is not the physical building or meeting place, but believers united together in and with Christ, the Head of the Body. You and I are the Church. Praying for the church is like filling a balloon with helium, the more it is filled, the more it will soar. For us to grow not just numerically, but in what is much more important, spiritually it requires our discipline and passion to pursue Christ more and ourselves less. We have to grow in Jesus Christ in a cherished, intimate growing relationship with Him as LORD over all and LORD over us. We are called to become purpose driven with His purpose at our helm of leadership and lives so that our trust and intimacy is rooted in Him and not in our personal ideas or distractions
(1 Chron. 16:11; John 3:30; Eph. 6:16; Col. 2:6-8).

4. The community in which we live, the city or nation.

We pray for the land to remain prosperous. We pray against any evil on the land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

The Bible tells us to bring our problems and petitions to our Heavenly Father.

Philippians 4:6

“Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God”

Prayer is not a platform to inform The Lord of something which He may not be aware of already or a platform to try and convince Him to love us more. He already knows what our needs are and He has already blatantly shown His love! The purpose of prayer is to assist us in building and strengthening our relationship with God.

Anyone can attend and join in as we pray through some of the prayer requests that come in to the church via the prayer requests slips. There is also an opportunity to bring your own prayer requests to the gathering. Come and join in prayer and lets see what The Lord can do.