Why is intercession so important? Because when we pray for others, we position ourselves right into heartbeat of God.
"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers,
intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and
all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet
life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing
in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and
to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1