As believers in Jesus Christ, we have been invited into a loving relationship with God as Father and Friend—a relationship that allows us to intercede for others. As we intercede, we take the place of another—loved one or stranger, individual or nation—in prayer. If our primary motivation for prayer becomes interceding to achieve the results we desire, we will ultimately fail. But when we approach intercession as an opportunity to partner with our wonderful Father, and when we intercede with his will in mind, we draw into a deeper, more intimate relationship with God. We also find ourselves being used by God to make history and change lives.