“Then Simon answered, “Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me.”
Peter had told Simon to pray to the Lord. Simon in turn asks Peter to pray to the Lord for him.
When there is no relationship with someone it is difficult to talk to them. When you know someone you can talk for hours about anything. It is the same with prayer.
There is obviously the need for prayer support. It is right to ask people to join with us in praying for a circumstance perhaps.
But prayer mediation is something quite different. Prayer mediation is asking someone to pray for us because we are inferior.
We don’t need to ask people to pray for us because somehow their prayers are going to be listened to more than our prayers.
The Pastor doesn’t carry a special direct line to your God.
It doesn’t matter who you are or what you have done, within you is the image of God. Within you God sees something of His nature. When He looks at you He sees Himself.
Yes even in Simon the sorcerer.
This is why everyone can pray. God will listen to His image-bearers as they cry out to Him. So go on today. Don’t rely on mediation go to Jesus the Great Mediator!