Intercession Prayer

To intercede means to plead or mediate on behalf of another person. Intercessory prayer means praying earnestly for the needs of others, and seeking God's will for their life. We are called to intercede for others, just as Jesus is interceding for us...


Intercession is prayer on behalf of another, and naturally arises from the instinct of the human heart--not merely prompted by affection and interest, but recognizing that God's relation to man is not merely individual, but social. Religion thus involves man's relations to his fellow-man, just as in man's social position intercession with one on behalf of another is a common incident, becoming, in the development of society, the function of appointed officials; as in legal and courtly procedure, so in religion, the spontaneous and affectionate prayer to God on behalf of another grows into the regular and orderly service of a duly appointed priesthood.

The Prayer

Oh Lord... we come...
To You... we lay our lives before You
You know... our needs... before... we asked.
So we come... not for ourselves...
But we're crying out for the nations.

Oh Lord... we pray...
Give us beauty for ashes,
Strength for our weakness,
Oh Lord... we pray...
Give us faith to believe,
Hearts that we seek.

Oh Lord... we pray...
As Your church, we arise,
Jesus, please hear our cry and have mercy...

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