They have - firstly, been trained as intercessors with no "good-job" recognitions, and while others are winning the favor of church leaders all the time for "jumping through all the right hoops" to get recognized, they are content before God on their behalf.
True intercessors understand that their mission is a spiritual battle as well, and they are in your gatherings - with a work to do while pulling-down strongholds everywhere, so as to make room for JESUS.
These ministries have experienced, a kind of "laboring and travailing" in prayer - sometimes for years before they are ever acknowledged and recognized, you can be sure, and this, more-often-than-not, for The Church and as God has kept us concealed for a time to be revealed at the right time.
When we present the needs of others in prayer to God, we're exercising Throne Room Power -- the power of coming to the Throne of Grace so another soul can receive mercy and grace to help in time of need. Only heaven knows the power of such a ministry as intercession. Some of us have known this ministry for years - decades even. It is often referred to as: "The ministry of intercession." Unless one has allowed God to use them in this way - a way that gets no pat on the back nor recognition, the strength of any ministry they attempt to deliver, will one day see great deficiencies such as a superficial impact, if not it's fall all together.
We are in your midst today, you can be sure. We care to reveal JESUS in your weaknesses, however well-intended. We love you as Christ loves you, and we are one of you. We have been trained to see the motives of your hearts, and when others are blinded to see your innocence of actions however flawed things may be, we see your heart, and visa versa. But, we are looking and digging - for the gold and not the dirt. We have been interceding for the same, even before you knew us.