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Subsidiary post:  Examples of Intercession

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(An asterisk at the beginning of the citation indicates a non-explicit reference to intercession.  That is, it speaks to the concept of intercession without making explicit use of the word itself.)

*Matthew 6:9  –  “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father…”

*Luke 11:5, 6  –  “…’Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him.'”

*Luke 22:31, 32  –  “…but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail…”

*Acts 12:5  –  “…but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.”

*1 Corinthians 10:24  –  Are we to assume that this exhortation applies to every aspect of life except prayer?

*Ephesians 1:15-19  –  “…do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers…may give to you…I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know…”  –  Unceasing Prayer

*Colossians 1:9  –  “…we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with…”  –  Unceasing Prayer

*Colossians 4:12  –  “…always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers…”

Hebrews 5:1-3  –  “For every high priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to God, in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins…he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, as for the people, so also for himself.”

Hebrews 7:25  –  “…He always lives to make intercession for them.”

*1 John 5:16  –  “If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death…”


Numbers 21:7  –  “…intercede with the LORD, that He may remove the serpents from us.” And Moses interceded for the people.”

Deuteronomy 9:20  –  “The Lord was angry enough with Aaron to destroy him; so I also prayed for Aaron at the same time.”

*1 Samuel 7:8  –  “‘Do not cease to cry to the Lord for us…”  –  Unceasing Prayer
*1 Samuel 7:9  –  “…Samuel cried to the Lord for Israel…”

*1 Samuel 12:23  –  “…sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you…”  –  Unceasing Prayer

*Psalm 106:21, 22, 23  –  “…He said that He would destroy them, had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him, to turn away His wrath from destroying them.”  –  See Standing Before the Lord.
*Psalm 106:29, 30, 31  –  “…Then Phinehas stood up and interposed…”

*Isaiah 42:22  –  “…they have become a prey with none to deliver them, and a spoil, with none to say, ‘Give them back!‘”

Isaiah 53:12  –  “…and interceded for the transgressors.”

Isaiah 59:16  –  “…and was astonished that there was no one to intercede..”  –  Compare with Ezekiel 22:30 below.

Jeremiah 7:16  –  “…and do not intercede with Me…”

Jeremiah 11:14

Jeremiah 14:11

*Jeremiah 15:1  –  “…’Even though Moses and Samuel were to stand before Me, My heart would not be with this people…'”  –  God makes a similar statement, invoking different men of God, in Ezekiel 14:14, 20 below.  1 Samuel 12:6 and Psalm 99:6 also mention Moses and Samuel in the same breath.

*Jeremiah 18:20  –  “…Remember how I stood before You to speak good on their behalf, so as to turn away Your wrath from them.”

Jeremiah 29:7  –  “…and pray to the Lord on its behalf…”

Jeremiah 37:3

Jeremiah 42:2

Jeremiah 42:20

*Ezekiel 14:13, 14  –  “‘…even though these three men, Noah, Daniel and Job were in its midst, by their own righteousness they could only deliver themselves’…”  –  Compare with Jeremiah 15:1 above.

Ezekiel 14:19, 20  –  “‘… even though Noah, Daniel and Job were in its midst…'”  –  Ezekiel 14:14, 20 are the only two verses that mention these three men in the same breath. 

*Ezekiel 22:30  –  “…and stand in the gap before Me for the land…”  –  Compare with Isaiah 59:16 above.

*Joel 2:17, 18  –  “Let the priests, the LORD’S ministers, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, ‘Spare Your people, O LORD, and do not make Your inheritance a reproach, a byword among the nations.  Why should they among the peoples say,
“Where is their God?”‘…”

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