Interceding for the Lost Souls

"And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and when they had made an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, 'My son, your sins are forgiven…Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say,' Rise, take up your pallet and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins'--he said to the paralytic-- 'I say to you, rise, take up your pallet and go home.' And he rose, and immediately took up the pallet and went out before them all; so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, 'We never saw anything like this!'" 1

Intercessors of Faith

When we pray for a stricken soul,
We form a stretcher with our prayer.
God's will for him becomes our goal,
As we lift him with loving care.

We carry him before the Lord,
But find our hearts a crowded place.
With fervent acts of love outpoured,
We hoist him up to God's embrace.

Through our faith, the Lord hears our plea;
With our love, He supplies His grace;
In our hope, the soul will now see,
And rise again back to his place.

For the lost souls we intercede,
And through our faith the Lord will save.
'Twas for ALL souls His heart did bleed;
But without faith, there is the grave.

For all, He is the sacrifice;
But will your faith for them suffice?

(c) Paul Buis, 2000

1. Mark 2:3-5,9-12