Tugging God’s Heart
By Lance Landall

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Tugging God’s Heart
By Lance Landall

The kind of prayer that our Father loves most, is the intercessory prayer;
A prayer that strongly tugs at His heart, a prayer that He always loves to hear.
Such is a prayer that shows concern for others, concern that should always be
At the forefront of our mind, and even more so, when we're on bended knee.

Our Lord prayed on behalf of others too, and did so, even as He died,
For while hanging on that cross at Calvary, “Forgive them, Father,” He cried.
Yes, even when our Saviour was hanging there, He prayed for His enemies;
A loving act of intercession that His Father could only but please.

Thus, whenever we pray for others, we emulate our Lord and Saviour,
And by doing so, participate in what is truly Christ-like behaviour,
For we show that same selfless concern that our dear Saviour himself displayed,
When long ago He journeyed here on Earth, and for others, earnestly prayed.

And such is our mission too, while here on Earth — to be praying earnestly —
Devotedly, eagerly, unceasingly, increasingly, and expectantly,
That is, on behalf of others, which will deeply touch and gladden God’s heart,
Thereby ensuring that in His noble plans we will play a special part.

Oh yes, what a great privilege it is, and what a great blessing also,
That we are able to commune with God — we, who're sinners from top to toe —
That we can speak directly with the Father who lovingly reigns above,
And whose Son is still interceding, and pleading, because of His great love.

Oh yes, what a great privilege it is, and what a great blessing also,
That we can pray on behalf of others, and via such, that same deep love show,
That we too, can also intercede, that we too, can also strongly plead
With the Father up on high, whose loving and wise response is guaranteed.

And hence why I repeat:

The kind of prayer that our Father loves most, is the intercessory prayer;
A prayer that He delights to answer, a prayer that will always reach His ear.
But oh my, what a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer,
Though never is it more so, than when with our Father, other’s needs we share.