10 Misconceptions About Intercessory Prayer

  1. It is only for little old ladies.
  2. It can only be done when we are feeling super godly.
  3. It doesn’t really change situations (God’s going to do what he’s going to do anyway, right?)
  4. It doesn’t really change us.
  5. It is only for pastors.
  6. Contrary to 1 Timothy 2:1-4 it can’t reach and rescue the lost.
  7. Contrary to Colossians 4:12 it doesn’t really deepen the spiritual maturity of those we pray for regularly.
  8. Contrary to 2 Thessalonians 3:1 it can’t truly accelerate the spread of the gospel locally and globally.
  9. It takes special training from qualified people to do it right.
  10. It is only for the crazy people in our churches (you know who I’m talking about.)

Greg Stier is the Founder and President of Dare 2 Share Ministries International. He has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of Christian teenagers through Dare 2 Share events, motivating and mobilizing them to reach their generation for Christ. He is the author of eleven books and numerous resources, including Dare 2 Share: A Field Guide for Sharing Your Faith. For more information on Dare 2 Share and their upcoming conference tour and training resources, please visit

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