Excerpt from Battle Power: Agape Intercession
Talk given by M. Nadine


“I am going to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God.” (Jn 20:17)

We’re being called to come into transforming union with Jesus – for our bodies to carry Him around so the Word can become enfleshed again within us.  We see that this is the deepest desire in the Heart of Jesus in His last priestly prayer where He said to the Father, “I pray, Father, that they may be one as You and I are one, Father” (cf. Jn 17:11).  Jesus has a very specific condition of how He wants this union:  He wants us to have the same union that He has with the Father.   He wants us to have that beautiful relationship that the two of Them have.  Then He prayed, “That they may be one in Us” (Jn 17:21).  That’s unity; that’s family; that’s community; that’s Church.  When we all can come into that spiritual marriage, that phenomenal spiritual union with Jesus, then we can be one with Him and have the same relationship with the Father that He has with the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our battle weapon is prayer, but it’s prayer in union with Jesus.  We see this many times in Scripture.  One time in particular was when Peter’s mother-in-law was ill with a fever.  Jesus went to her, and Scripture says that Peter and those who were there interceded with Jesus (cf. Lk 4:38).  That’s the power – when we intercede with Jesus.  We never pray on our own – we always pray with Jesus.  When we pray, we may sometimes wonder, “Is anybody listening?  Is God at home?”  We need to go into the Heart of Jesus.  We need to pray with Jesus, and Jesus will take us to the Father, which will produce the kind of fruit that we want.  Union with Jesus is absolutely key.  It’s the heart of the Church, and it’s the very heart of prayer.  

“And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” (Mt 28:20)