Biblical Intercession



The Triune God intercedes for us:

Romans 8:26-28; 31-34

26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

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The Lord intercedes for us:

Romans 8:31-34

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

Hebrews 7:20-25

20 And inasmuch as He was not made priest without an oath 21 (for they have become priests without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said to Him:

“The Lord has sworn
And will not relent,
‘You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek’”),

22 by so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant.

23 Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing. 24 But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

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We Christians intercede for all men:

1 Timothy 2:1-2

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.


Mountain-laurel, Spoonwood, Wouter Hagens, Public Domain

Kalmia latifolia – Mountain-laurel, Spoonwood, Wouter Hagens, Public Domain


 

8 thoughts on “Biblical Intercession

  1. Amen. And what an intercessor we have! Maria, could you offer some insight into how intercession applies to the saints praying for our needs? You know, when someone asks, “can you pray for me?” How does this differ from the intercession of Christ? Thank you and God bless.

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