Some time ago I received a picture postcard from a friend in Pennsylvania of the Great Fountain at Point State Park, the focal point and landmark of Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle. The Great Fountain is said to be the largest of its kind in the United States, and this dramatic tower of water soars 200 feet at the conuence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, forming the Ohio River. The Fountain’s origin lies not in these three rivers but in a little-known river underground; the results of which are heard and seen.
So it is with the ministry of intercessory prayer. The evidence of any spiritual work does not always depend on super-efFcient organization, administration or exceptional talent, important though they may be, but the origin stems from an underground source of unseen, little-known intercessors whose roots are firmly planted by streams of living water in the secret place. They ‘stand in the gap’ between God and man as Moses did (Ex 32:11) as well as exercising God’s authority between man and Satan as Jesus taught (Luke 10:19), the results of which are heard, seen and felt.