Prayer is not difficult to understand. It is difficult to do. When was the last time your heart grieved for those you were interceding for that your entire body agonized along with your mind and heart? We are a generation that avoids pain at all costs. This is why there are so few intercessors. Most Christians operate on the shallowest levels of prayer, but God wants to take us in to the deep levels of intercessory prayer that only a few ever experience. Deep, prolonged intercession is painful. It involves staying before God when everyone else has gone away or sleeps. It involves experiencing brokenness with the Father over those who continually rebel against Him. Why not except God’s invitation to become an intercessor? Don’t allow yourself to become satisfied with shallow, self-centered praying. Stay with God in prayer until He leads you to pray at the level He wants.