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Father God, we call unto You, and we ask You to answer us and show us great and mighty things we do not know. Send us inside information that we would never have had unless we had prayed. Help us to steward well the information You send, and to use it only for Your purposes. In Jesus’ name we pray.
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As an intercessor, you are already bold to ask God for things. You already go boldly before the throne of grace, where we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. But do you realize that, in addition to being a “Holy Procurement Specialist,” as it were, you are also a “Spirit-Led Intelligence Officer” in the Lord’s spiritual army?

Who is praying on the wall?


It’s true. When you pray for your nation, your church, your marriage, your friends, and even yourself, God will often tell you inside information that only He otherwise knew. He tells you inside information so that you can pray more effectively. In essence, He reveals the enemy’s strategy to you—as well as giving you the inside scoop about what the Lord is doing Himself—so you can partner with Him, standing in the gap and praying shrewd, strategic prayers.

Let’s look at a few Scriptures about this. My favorite Scripture on this topic is Jeremiah 33:3:

‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know’ (Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV).

People often apply this Scripture only to asking God to DO great and mighty things for us, and that application is certainly valid. But, we can also apply this Scripture to the concept of inside information.

I can’t tell you how many times I have prayed Jeremiah 33:3 back to the Lord, only to have Him that very day send me inside information that applied to me OR to the people for whom I was praying. Each time, the inside information He sent was essential for me to know in order to pray properly. And each time, there was absolutely no human reason why that information would ever have reached my ears. GOD Himself simply chose to share it.

Also, Isaiah 45:11 says this:

Thus says the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: ‘Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons; and concerning the work of My hands, you command Me’ (Isaiah 45:11 NKJV).

Did you catch that? The Lord said point-blank in that verse that we should ask Him of things to come concerning His sons! In other words, we can ask Him for inside information about every situation for which we are praying.

Obviously, we should never ask God for inside information for fleshly purposes. Some things are simply not our business. As Proverbs 26:17 says:

‘He who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a dog by the ears’ (Proverbs 26:17 NKJV).

But God is wise enough to handle our prayers AND deal with the state of our hearts if we happen to ask for the wrong reasons.

We should not get into fights that do not concern us; meddling should never be the reason we ask God for inside information. But, asking for that inside information with a pure heart will help you in unfathomable ways.

For example:

  • If you’re worn out from praying for someone without apparent results, you can ask the Lord to show you what kind of progress He is making with that person. Ask Him to show you the great and mighty things He is doing in their lives in response to your prayers! Every time I have asked that, He has answered with major inside information that encouraged me and refueled my passion to intercede for those people.
  • If you’re not sure whether or not a specific relationship in your life is from God, you can ask the Lord to give you inside information about it. The information He sends may not be enjoyable to hear, but God will show you the truth you need about your relationship.

Friend, the long and the short of it is this: Every time you call to God, He will answer you and show you GREAT and MIGHTY things that you do not know.

Do you have the faith to receive inside information? If so, pray very simply as follows:

“Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word. Thank You that Your Word will not return to You void, but it will accomplish the thing for which You sent it. I praise You for Your faithfulness.

Lord God, I claim Your promise today from Jeremiah 33:3. I am calling to You right now, and I’m asking You to answer me, and show me great and mighty things that I do not know.

With this prayer, I am asking You to DO great and mighty things on my behalf today—things I have neither known nor experienced before. But also, Lord, I pray in Jesus’ name that You would show me inside information that I need:

  • Show me great and mighty things that I didn’t know about; information about every situation in my life.
  • Show me how You are moving and working in my life; in the lives of my family; in my nation; and in all those for whom I am praying.
  • Fuel me up and refire my soul with Your progress reports, and help me to exult in You and in Your strength.

Thank You, Abba Father. Thank You that You are not a God who ignores us. You reach down to us in our poorest, neediest valleys. You help us, strengthen us, and encourage us. We ask You to show us things to come concerning Your sons, and help us to partner with You by praying for Your perfect will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

Thank You. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.”

Friend, do you want the Lord to send you inside information and progress reports on your prayers? If so, please leave a comment below!

This article is part of a series. Find the other installments at the links below.

Part 1. The Intercessor’s Joy: Resting in Fullness
Part 2. The Intercessor’s Joy: Ministering to the Heart of God
Part 3. The Intercessor’s Joy: You Need a Covenant Prayer Partner
Part 4. The Intercessor’s Joy: Ask God for Signs of Land
Part 5. The Intercessor’s Joy: Angelic Encounters
Part 7. The Intercessor’s Joy: Reward for Private Prayer

Jamie Rohrbaugh is the founder and CEO of From His Presence. She is the author of Getting to Know the Sevenfold Holy Spirit, and she seeks to equip you to carry His manifest glory everywhere you go. Her resources have been published by YouVersion Bible Plans, Charisma Magazine, The Elijah List, Spirit Fuel, and various other ministry outlets. You can find free mentoring on her podcast, Take Your Territory with Jamie Rohrbaugh, which is available through your favorite podcast streaming app. Download her free prayer tool, Praying the Names of God: 555 Biblical Names of God and How to Use Them in Prayer and Worship, here. Photo Credit: Canva.

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February 26, 2023

We here your heartfelt questions and queries…at these time of transition…Miracles come.
Please stay STRONG…GO WITHIN AND IDENTIFY only with the Divine within. Enjoy a story…www.a-real-love-story.com
Blessings Sekoss

Rhonda Van der Dussen
February 26, 2023

I have prayed for 2 unsaved friends for years, and have many times asked for some information to encourage me. I have never gotten any.

Grant Windholz
February 25, 2023

Prayer and intimacy for ALL AMERICANS directly focused on Jesus! He knows us better than we know ourselves because we are created by him.

February 25, 2023

Standing in the Gap for a Nation, peoples, Or for who ever God lays on our hearts..This is between you and God ..And how to feel the emotions, the Grief, the pain of what that person Nation, is going through. The need of those Intercessor..And to be alled by God for that call.

Jessica Renshaw
February 25, 2023

Thank You, Lord, and thank you Jamie, for these insights on how to get “inside information” from the Lord on how to pray and how to be encouraged by knowing how He is working on the answers to our prayers.

As Michael W. Smith’s song Waymaker goes,
“Even when I don’t see it, You’re working
Even when I can’t feel it, You’re working
You never stop, You never stop working
You never stop, You never stop working.”

But God will show us, if we ask according to the verses you shared, that sometimes even when we don’t see or feel God is working, He gives us “inside information” not only to assure us that He IS working but to show HOW He is working. THANK YOU for sharing this Biblical truth. Thank You, Lord Jesus, that You want to let us in on some of the secrets of the process You are using to answer our prayers. That is such an intimate and beautiful glimpse into another one of the privileges of being in relationship with You!

Nancy Berkey
February 25, 2023

I try to witness and be a light where I work and in my community. I hope it reaches others in a positive way. Amen ☦️

February 25, 2023

Thank you for this prayer. Sometime ago the Holy Spirit whisper Jeremiah 33:3 to me and I did not take Him up on His word, now He has given me another chance to call unto Him so He can show me mighty things. Thank you for allowing the the Holy Spirit to used you to ministerto me. I will pray this prayer everyday.

Deb Brown
February 25, 2023

I pray for all those in darkness to see the light and love of the Lord.

February 25, 2023

I thank God for Jesus, for the Living Word Of God, for Prayer , for A People that choose to PRAY, for knowing ,learning how to pray God’s Way. We give Him back His Word, knowing He’s watching over His Word to perform GREAT and Mighty Things for the believers. He’s showing Himself Strong, that there is Nothing to hard for Him to them that BELIEVE. We serve A Mighty God who is Able to DO exceedingly, abundantly above ALL that we think or ASK, according to the FAITH that operates in us.. We’re gonna Trust Him Never Doubt. Watch Him move on our behalf. To God be ALL the Glory All The Praise In Jesus Name.🙏

Linda Starke
February 25, 2023

I saw the Jesus Revolution movie last night 2/25/23. Like wow all true report. I was captured back to Jesus in Mar of 1970 in San Jose Ca. Jesus used me in a park when a band was trying to reach people with dead dry religious songs I said they arent going to reach anyone. there were bikers there throwing things saying nasty things. Jesus said your going to get up there. I stood up knees shaking and sure enough a way was made a couple people before me then I went up. friend with me said you could hear a pin drop when Lord spoke through me. We when i saw in the Jesus movie people in park I prayed for anyone that was there hoping for salvation and come to Jesus again or now. Someone said maybe there will be a place for testimonials I will be praying into this after seeing this. And the great awakening/ Jesus Revolution coming already started for the body of Christ to let them in. Let Jesus change them from the inside out.

Jeanne Patton
February 25, 2023

This is so helpful. Thank you for sharing these scriptures that are such powerful tools for intercessors. Already God has shown Great and Mighty things which I didn’t know, simply in revealing His Words concerning how we should pray!! Indeed His Word will accomplish that for which He purposes. All Glory and Honor to our Great God and our King Jesus. Halleluiah!

February 25, 2023

Lord fill your people with knowledge that they need to be effective in their witness of you. Strengthen our remembrance of scripture. Give us an undivided heart for you. as we search the scriptures let your Holy Spirit inspire us, teach us, guide us to truth. Take away distractions that would cause us to miss anything you are trying to show us. We stand together in the knowledge that you alone are God. You are gracious and slow to anger- you are patient with us. We praise you!


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