Scripture tells us that when we say prayers of intercession, we are building bridges between God and the people for whom we pray. Remember, this isn’t just a prayer, it’s a deliberate action. It isn’t just saying words, it’s a construction project.
Jesus has done the work of intercession and still intercedes for us with the Father, and because the Holy Spirit intercedes for us as well, helping us unburden ourselves, we can now intercede for others.
Jesus and the Holy Spirit have built bridges to God for us so that we too, can be in that bridge-building business. We have the incredible privilege of building a span from heaven to earth, from God to the person for whom we are praying. The reason any of us can do this — is because Jesus has first made a bridge for us and an intersection for us.