It is common to hear the expression, “I’m praying for you.” But what does it really mean to pray for someone else? What does it really mean to engage in intercessory prayer? How to Stand in the Gap, a new book by national bestselling author Daniel Whyte III, examine the purpose, power, and importance of intercessory prayer.
“This book is an invitation to Christians who want to engage in work that is dear to the heart of God—praying for others,” Whyte says. “Christians have a heavenly assignment to intercede. We stand in the gap between heaven and earth, offering up intercessory prayers for our brothers and sisters in Christ, for those in our families, and for those outside the household of faith. This book aims to show you just how to do that.
“In eight powerful chapters, we take an in-depth look at the prayer life of the Prophet Daniel and how he did not neglect the strong urging, need, and leading to intercede for his people, the children of Israel. You will learn what it means to be an intercessor, how to prepare for intercessory prayer, how to be an effective intercessor, how to intercede for the church, and much more. The Prophet Samuel told the Israelites, ‘Far be it from me to sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you.’ Likewise, we should regard it as sin if we do not engage in intercessory prayer.
“God is looking for intercessors. He is looking for people to stand in the gap. He is looking for people who will pray and seek His face, not only for themselves, but for others. This book will equip you to be that person.”
How to Stand in the Gap: The Purpose, Power, and Importance of Intercessory Prayer is available on Amazon Kindle for $2.99.
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men.
He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week.
He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts. He preached the Gospel for 100 days straight leading up to the 2012 election, and he preached the Gospel for 367 days straight throughout the controversial 2016 presidential election season.
He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree. He holds a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College.
He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.