The Lord values and encourages the prayers of children. Many children are called to the ministry of intercession. Jesus, Himself, wanted to be in His Father’s house at the age of twelve. Samuel learned to discern God’s voice as a young boy. Josiah became king at the age of eight.We read in 2 King 23:25, “Neither before or after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the Lord as he did with all his heart, and with all his soul and with all his strength.” We read in Mt.
21:16, “From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise.”
Children needed to be cultivated in prayer. They need to be included in adult prayer activities because they learn by example. Prayer lives grow and expand as people are given encouragement and opportunity to pray. Children pray from trusting hearts. They have a childlike faith that we can all learn from, and they believe God hears their prayers. They have a natural ability and heart to cry out to Jesus from a very early age. Jesus is tender towards the prayers of a child. Powerful intercession can come from the lips of those with simple, childlike faith.
We need to encourage a movement of prayer among children throughout the world. We have the opportunity to develop young intercessors. They need to be encouraged to pray individually, with others of their age and with the rest of the body of Christ. We can tap into the powerful prayers of children.
You can help mobilize a powerful intercessory army among the children. If you have a burden to develop children in prayer and intercession, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We believe that there are several intercessors and children’s workers who have a heart for seeing children released in intercession throughout the world.
By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International