It is written, So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children. (Genesis 20:17) There are all types of prayers found in the bible like the prayer of faith, prayers of agreement, warfare prayers, prayers of thanksgiving, and also praying in the Spirit. But I want to deal with prayers of intercession. The word pray in the verse comes from the Hebraic word “Palal” and it means to intervene, interpose, pray, to mediate, and judge.
In this chapter God had Abraham to intervene on the behalf of Abimelech and his household so that they could be delivered from their misfortunes. You see, Abraham was in the right place and the right time to pray for this man and his family. What if Abraham had not been in the right place? What would have happened to this man and his family? This man would have not been granted deliverance and would have died for the sin he committed in the sight of the Lord. The importance of this blog, is not what Abimelech did to get in that predicament, it is the actions of someone else that got him out.
James said, “Pray for one another that you may be healed.” I believe that some people cannot get their healing is due to the fact we don’t make ourselves available to God as often as we should. Intercession prayer takes a lot dying to self in order to accomplish it. Remember as children of God we cannot function without each other. If someone says, pray for me or if the Holy Spirit wants you to pray someone do so, because it can be life changing moment for that person whether it’s good or bad. Let us all heed to the word of God.