Prayer of Intercession Culled from "How to Pray Effectively vol.1" RULES FOR INTERCESSORY PRAYER 1. You don't intercede for yourself, because intercession is always for others. 2. You can continue to pray about the same thing over and over again until the change comes. In the prayer of intercession, your objective is to prevail on someone else to align with God's will. You're concentrating the influence of God's power towards others for their good, and that requires some persistence in prayer. That means you must be willing to continue in prayer for as long as is required until you get that note of victory in your spirit and are certain that you have what you asked for, you don't stop praying.