There is much to discern in this chapter entitled, “The Mystery of Intercession.” Mystery on many levels. But what strikes me most vividly is the phrase offering our love. Is it suggesting that if intercession isn’t offered in love, it has no effect. I know it ‘s not that simple, but I believe that to be true. If I have resentment or judgment toward the person or situation for which I am praying, I am not being honest, and thus God can’t hear me. I say this because God, being love, only hears love.
So I must continually pray as the Psalmists do: Create in me a clean heart, of God, and put a new and right spirit within me (51:10).