If you are an intercessor please sit down and buckle up before you read this...
1Ti_2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Heb_7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
Heb_9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
Don't try to take the place of Jesus...
God loves people more than you do! It is not your great mercy or that you are standing between God and the people you pray for that saves them.There is a better way to pray! Old Testament prayers are not for New Testament believers!! It is actually anti (against) Christ to pray that way! Back then they did need to intercede (go between) because Christ still hadn't come yet, but now if you do that you are trying to take the place of Christ... Jesus has come and now He is the only go between! The only mediator! The only intercessor!
All the scriptures that intercessory prayer warriors use to justify their methods, they have misinterpreted and misunderstood. They are not meant to show us how we should be the go between to stop the wrath of God from falling, but rather they were prophetic pictures of what Jesus was going to come and do! Jesus stood in between us and the wrath of God and took it all for us!! Now the age of grace is at work waiting for all who will believe in the finished work of Christ to come to faith, and when the last believer has come in, the wrath of God is still going to fall on all the unbelieving world who choose to reject the love of God. And because they have chosen to reject the one and only mediator (Jesus) there will be NO ONE to stand in the gap for them! They will not escape and no amount of interceding on your part will help them.
So am I saying you should stop praying for people? Or for anything? No! But yes you should stop begging God to do something that the bible says He has already done! Instead let us thank him for what he has already done and let us proclaim His true nature to the people we care about. When they see God for how He really is it will be easy for them to love Him back. Let's stop misrepresenting Him and let's start really believing what He said!
Jesus did it all! There is nothing you can add to the finished work of Christ... Just put your faith in it! Jesus plus nothing is everything! Jesus plus anything is nothing! Period!
So if you are still trying to stand in the gap, get out of the way! Let the real mediator take His rightful place! Humble yourself under His mighty hand and come into the kingdom as a little child! Trust your daddy in Heaven to keep you! He said if you come to Him, He will give you rest! Rest in what He already did! Amen!