Intercession

Today, as I thoroughly enjoyed day 2 of my days off from work, I went to an early showing of Bourne Ultimatum. Brilliant. Loved it. Although, I do want to make some introductions: Paul Greengrass, this is a camera dolly. Camera Dolly, Paul Greengrass. I hope you two will become great friends. Knowing that Doug Liman was an exec producer makes the jerky, hand-held camera thing make sense. That’s a big part of his film-making aesthetic – he directed Swingers, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and The Bourne Identity. But I digress.

I was a bit early to the theater and I was the first person in that showing. To my great delight, they chose to forgo the irritating music/advertisement slideshow that usually precedes movie showings, so I had a bit of time for silence. I decided to spend the time resting and as I rested I began to pray. After reciting some familiar prayers, I began some time of intercession. I have always appreciated the definition of intercession as “holding someone up into the light of God’s love” rather than reciting a list of things I think that person needs. So, I went through a list of a lot of people – friends, family, enemies, co-workers, church members, college friends, etc. It was odd b/c people whom I haven’t seen or even thought of popped into my head. Praying for the enemies was the best part. When they popped into my head, I didn’t shrink away from the (mental) sight of them, but held them up with everyone else. I still don’t know that I want to encounter any of them in the flesh, but it was a good step toward healing for me.

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