Intercession James 5:16 16Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. I have heard people saying that they are intercessors or belong to an intercessory prayer group . Or others saying she or he is a good intercessor . But bottom line , we are all intercessors when we pray for others and we all need to be “ Intercessors “ , myself included ( Most of the time when I write this , it is for me ) When we pray for others we are also taking the focus off ourselves and thinking of the others needs and healings . All of a sudden , without even realizing , the prayers that we have been praying are answered., as we “ intercede “ on behalf of others . Jesus , when He ascended into heaven is not just a figure head , . He is our High Priest who sits at the right hand of Father God interceding for us ( Romans 8: 34) As we study God’s Word it becomes more apparent that intercession is close to God’s heart and not just for a few select. We can think of so many that God honoured in the old testament who prayed and interceded on behalf of others . Job for example prayed and interceded on behalf of his children ( Job 1:15) Moses pleaded on behalf of the children of Israel ( Exodus 32: 32 ) as well as Samuel , Isaiah and others . In the N. T. , Paul was a regular intercessor for both the church and Israel ( Ephesians 1:16 ; Romans 9 2-3) So , you and I , as we pray for others , we are interceding on their behalf . We are all intercessors , because intercession has God’s attention and His heart. Question to ponder : How does it make you and I feel knowing Jesus is interceding for us 24/7 ?