January 29 – Day 15: Tabernacle Prayers
The Ark of the Covenant was where God’s presence dwelt. Only the High Priest was allowed to enter so he could speak with God to advocate
for God’s people. This is called intercession. The High Priest had to be spotless, blameless, and above reproach. Because Jesus gave his life on the cross for us, we can choose to accept the free gift of salvation to
appear spotless before God. Jesus became the High Priest for us in order to speak to God on our behalf and He intercedes for us night and day (Hebrews 7:25).
So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. (Hebrews 4:14-15)
THE ARK OF THE COVENANT – INTERCESSION
Think about how Jesus intercedes (advocates) for us daily before God.
Is there someone in your life for whom you can intercede? Can you pray for their salvation, for healing, for something else? You can also intercede for missionaries, for governments and leaders, and for your church leadership.
Today, make a list of the people you can pray for. Think about ways you can pray for them, and begin interceding for them in your prayer time.
think about it:
Who needs your intercessory prayers?
Who will you start praying for today?