intercession


intercession
Prayer [[➝ prayer]] on behalf of another person or group of people; it has a long history in the Bible, from Abraham pleading for Sodom (Gen. 18:22–33), Moses on behalf of the enslaved Israelites (Exod. 5:22–3), the prophets (Amos 7:1–6), and also for the people. In the NT Jesus interceded for Peter (Luke 22:32) and Paul for the Ephesians (Eph. 1:17).
The epistle of James urges intercession for the sick (Jas. 5:13–17). Such intercession has continued down the ages. Its rationale has been questioned (is it an intention to try to change the will of God?) but justified as ‘making possible for God to do something which he could not have done without our asking’.

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  • intercession — Intercession …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Intercession — • To go or come between two parties, to plead before one of them on behalf of the other Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Intercession     Intercession (Mediation)      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • intercession — [ ɛ̃tɛrsesjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1223; lat. intercessio ♦ Relig. ou littér. Action d intercéder. ⇒ entremise, intervention. L intercession de la Sainte Vierge. Intercession auprès de qqn. ⊗ HOM. Intersession. ● intercession nom féminin (latin intercessio …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • intercession — Intercession. s. f. v. Action, priere par laquelle on intercede. Puissante, foible intercession. l intercession des Saints, demander quelque chose à Dieu par l intercession de la sainte Vierge, &c. j ay employé l intercession d un tel …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Intercession — In ter*ces sion, n. [L. intercessio an intervention, a becoming surety: cf. F. intercession. See {Intercede}.] The act of interceding; mediation; interposition between parties at variance, with a view to reconcilation; prayer, petition, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intercession — (v. lat.), 1) das Dazwischentreten, Vermittelung; 2) Intercessio Christi, Fürbitte Jesu für die Seinen bei Gott; sie ist ein Theil seines hohen priesterlichen Amtes, s. Christus II. B) a) aa) β). I. sanctorum, Fürbitte der Heiligen; 3) die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • intercession — I noun arbitrage, arbitration, conciliation, deprecatio, diplomacy, instrumentality, interference, interjection, intermeddling, intermediation, interposition, intervention, mediation, negotiation, peacemaking, reconcilement, reconciliation,… …   Law dictionary

  • intercession — early 15c., act of interceding, from L. intercessionem (nom. intercessio) a going between, noun of action from pp. stem of intercedere (see INTERCEDE (Cf. intercede)). The modern sense was not in classical Latin …   Etymology dictionary

  • intercession — ► NOUN 1) the action of interceding. 2) the saying a prayer on behalf of another person. DERIVATIVES intercessor noun intercessory adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from intercedere intervene …   English terms dictionary

  • intercession — [in΄tər sesh′ən] n. [L intercessio < intercessus, pp. of intercedere] the act of interceding; mediation, pleading, or prayer in behalf of another or others intercessional adj …   English World dictionary

  • Intercession — Distinguish from inter session , i.e. between sessions. Intercession, in both Christianity and Islam, is a prayer to God on behalf of another person. The nature of intercession in Judaism is disputed. Christianity In Christian practice,… …   Wikipedia


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