“He always lives to make intercession” (Hebrews 7:25) It is something we should remember every time we sing “Because He lives, I can face tomorrow”. The ongoing life of Christ is now spent in intercession. The whole work of redemption has now passed into prayer. What occupies the Lord is to maintain and dispense what He purchased with His blood. The courage that God pours out on us is in answer to His prayer. And He has invited us, His people, to be fellow-workers in this Godly task.–not just recepients but participants. Sharing His life, we also share His work. Lord, teach us to pray. So fill us with your compassion for the world and your faith in God that we join you-not just at the level of your words, but at the level of your heart. You are “with us” as Immanuel. You are “for us” as Mediator. You are “in us” in the person of the Holy Spirit. May we be “with” and “for” and “in” you as we pray.