I think intercessory prayer is like a symphony. When God's people are called to pray over a need, each person is impressed with a different piece of the situation. Someone may be burdened for the physical health of the person in need. Another will be mindful of their spiritual health and still another of their emotional situation. Someone else will be moved to pray for the persons' husband or wife and a young person might find themselves concerned for their children. The elderly may be thinking about the persons parents and others will be praying for the medical staff who are entrusted to care for the person in need. Others will be praying for the persons friends and for their pastor. As each responds to the urging of the Holy Spirit, all possible aspects of a need are bathed in prayer.
Meaghan Elizabeth McNutt, my beloved niece, died early this morning. Please come to the symphony of prayer this week for our family. We need you!