20 Bible Verses About Intercessory Prayers
Today we will be dealing with 20 bible verses about intercessory prayers.
Prayer is life. Prayer is the master key. We see how important prayer is when God taught us how to pray. When we’re lost, confused, happy, fulfilled,needs answers to questions we have when studying His word ,we pray .It’s our best solution we can ever think of. As Jesus said love your neighbor as yourself, it’s means we should pray for our neighbors too.
Interceding on behalf of a friend or our distant relatives or someone we don’t know is what God has commanded us to do.Jesus our father is our advocate, He talks to God on our behalf, we should also do that for people around us. When people who sees us role models or someone they can confide in, and they do , as Christians we should talk to God .
What does it mean to Intercede?
To Intercede on someone’s behalf means to ask for favour or help for someone. It is believed to be the most important aspect of faith as it helps the person you’re praying for to have a stronger faith in God and that way you’ve won a soul for the kingdom of heaven.
Intercession or intercessory prayer is the act of asking or requesting from God to pray on behalf of oneself or others. Interceding for others means that you’re not being a selfish christian but one who wants others to receive the salvation you’re also enjoying as you want others who thirst to be filled too.
It’s important to intercede for oneself, people we know and those we don’t know as there’s a blessing that awaits intercessors. It’s also a way we seek for others to enjoy redemption that we’ve been given freely. This way too we partner with God and the holy spirit so we can fulfill His will and His purpose for all human beings on earth to be accomplished. Standing in gap for someone or our family is very effective, as Christians we should practice being an intercessor, stand in gap for people both when they’re with us or not.
20 bible verses have been collected to help us understand what the bible says about intercessory prayers.
1. 1 Timothy 2:1
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.
2. Ephesians 6:18
Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.
3. Romans 8:26
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
4. Matthew 18:19-20
Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.
5. John 16:23-24
In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
6. Isaiah 59:16
He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede; then his own arm brought him salvation, and his righteousness upheld him.
7. Job 42:10
And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
8. Jude 1:20
But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit.
9. John 17:1-10
When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.
10. Acts 1:14
All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.
11. Hebrews 7:25
Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
12. Philemon 1:1-8
Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved fellow worker and Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints.
13. Romans 8:34
Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.
14. Colossians 4:2-3
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison.
15. James 5:16
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
16. Philippians 1:9-11
And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
17. 2 Corinthians 1:11
You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.
18. Luke 22:32
But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.
19. Jeremiah 29:7
But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.
20. 1 Thessalonians 5:25
Brothers, pray for us.