There have been instances in my life when I requested the Lord's intervention for someone or a situation. I would pray something like - "Lord, would you reveal yourself to this person? Lord, would you speak to this person or into this situation? Lord, would you act promptly in this issue?" Recently, the Lord has re-emphasized to me - I am His answer in many of these petitions.

God is All-Powerful, All-Knowing and Ever-present. One might entertain the notion - why does He need me? To me, it is not a matter of need, it is a matter of God's Preference and Plan. He has chosen the believer in Christ to be His physical representation extended to each person in each generation on this planet. Paul, in his second letter to the believers in Corinth, described our representative duties as those of an Ambassador.

"We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God." - 2 Cor. 5:20

However, in other letters, Paul describes the representation a little more intimately. In 1 Corinthians 12:27 he says, "Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it." Then in Ephesians 3:6 Paul reveals what he calls the mystery of Christ - "This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus."

You put all this together - Promises of Christ, Believers as members of Christ's collective Body on earth, allowing God to use us as His spokesperson - and you have the believer being the conduit for God's answer to many prayer requests. There will be times where an absolute supernatural response from God, devoid of human interaction, is warranted. But many of the situations and circumstances call for us Representing God.