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Saturday, May 21, 2016

"Real intercession depends upon thoughts and desires created in us..." - Hurnard

Real intercession depends upon thoughts and desires created in us, and liberated through us by the Lord of Love Himself.  Is it not beautifully possible that He then, from the broadcasting station of our minds, transmits His lovely, merciful, forgiving, healing, strengthening and creative thoughts to the minds of others, by whom they are picked up as impulses to open to light and life and love?

For we must also remember that prayer essentially is the contact of our minds with the mind of God, resulting in real conversation with Him.  But as He is God, and we are His beloved children, our prayer will take the form of a conversation in which we not only speak to Him, but also listen to Him and learn of Him.  Real meditation, as it is inspired in our minds and directed by the Holy Spirit, must surely be a most vital part in prayer, and even of intercession.  Meditating on God's Word, and longing for others to understand it too, is part of the broadcasting to which we are called.

FROM: "God's Transmitters" by Hannah Hurnard, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; Wheaton, IL. 1982.
p. 22.