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Intercession means to “plead on behalf of another.” Therefore, when prayer appeals for God to help other people, this is intercession.

As a follower of Jesus, I can no longer condemn or hate a brother or sister. Instead, I pray, no matter how much trouble he or she causes me. Christian fellowship lives and grows by the intercession of its members for one another. Without intercessory prayer, a Christian community collapses.

Jesus died, was raised, and now makes intercession for me

Romans 8:34

Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, yes rather, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

Jesus lives and makes intercession for me

Hebrews 7:25

Therefore he is also able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, seeing that he lives forever to make intercession for them.

Job’s intercessory prayer saved his friends

Job 42:8

Now therefore, take to yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept him, that I not deal with you according to your folly. For you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has.

While he was stoned, Stephen prayed for those who stoned to him

Acts 7:59-60

They stoned Stephen as he called out, saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!” He kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, “Lord, don’t hold this sin against them!” When he had said this, he fell asleep.

When I did not have an intercessor, God stepped in to save me

Isaiah 59:16

He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor. Therefore his own arm brought salvation to him; and his righteousness sustained him.

Jesus made intercessory prayers for those who put Him on the cross

Luke 23:33-34

When they came to the place that is called “The Skull,” they crucified him there with the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” Dividing his garments among them, they cast lots.

When I don’t know how to pray, the Holy Spirit prays for me

Romans 8:26

In the same way, the Spirit also helps our weaknesses, for we don’t know how to pray as we ought. But the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which can’t be uttered.

David prayed to God on behalf of the people who suffered because of his sin

2 Samuel 24:17

David spoke to the LORD when he saw the angel who struck the people, and said, “Behold, I have sinned, and I have done perversely; but these sheep, what have they done? Please let your hand be against me, and against my father’s house.”

I earnestly ask God to help others

1 Timothy 2:1

I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and givings of thanks be made for all men.

I pray God gives others the desire to obey His commands

1 Chronicles 29:19

And give to Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep your commandments, your testimonies, and your statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for which I have made provision.

I pray in the Spirit for all believers everywhere

Ephesians 6:18

With all prayer and requests, praying at all times in the Spirit, and being watchful to this end in all perseverance and requests for all the saints:

I thank Jesus because He bore all my sins and interceded for me

Isaiah 53:12

Therefore I will give him a portion with the great. He will divide the plunder with the strong; because he poured out his soul to death and was counted with the transgressors; yet he bore the sins of many and made intercession for the transgressors.

Jesus bids me to love my enemies and pray for those who persecute me

Matthew 5:44

But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you.

I pray for those doing God’s work

Colossians 4:2-4

Continue steadfastly in prayer, watching in it with thanksgiving, praying together for us also, that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds, that I may reveal it as I ought to speak.