Genesis 25:21-22 ” Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. The babies jostled each other within her and she said, ‘Why is this happening to me?’ So she went to inquire of the Lord.”

Here we see two different types of prayer. Isaac interceded on behalf of his wife, asking the Lord to bless her with children. In other words, he was standing in the gap of the broken down wall (his childless wife) in order to make it whole or complete.(a pregnancy and successful birth) But early on in this pregnancy Rebekah began to experience new and frightening movements of the twins within her…the pushing and shoving so bad that she sought the Lord herself. What Rebekah was asking was strictly between her and God, for no amount of relaying her concerns to her husband could get Isaac to fully understand what was really happening. And God answered her prayer in verse 23 when He told her, “Two Nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.” In our Prayer life both types of prayer are necessary and vital…one focused on others, one focused on our self.

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