“How to do this?” I continually ask myself. I don’t want to lift up a piece of paper with the names and say, “Here God. You know who’s on the list.” I don’t want my mind to wander or pay lip service to each name. Of course this very thing happens, but I keep pulling myself back and trying different ways to connect my heart to God for this intercessory prayer.
Presently I’m considering ways that God might work through me. Here is my current process. First I close my eyes and take a few breaths and picture the person I am praying for standing in a circle of light. Then I imagine God’s spirit breathing through me and washing over the person. For now, it feels like I’m on the right path.