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ˌɪn tərˈsɛʃ ənin·ter·ces·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intercessionnoun

    a prayer to God on behalf of another person

  2. intervention, intercessionnoun

    the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)

    "it occurs without human intervention"


  1. intercessionnoun

    The act of intervening or mediating between two parties

  2. intercessionnoun

    A prayer to God on behalf of another person

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intercessionnoun

    the act of interceding; mediation; interposition between parties at variance, with a view to reconcilation; prayer, petition, or entreaty in favor of, or (less often) against, another or others

    Etymology: [L. intercessio an intervention, a becoming surety: cf. F. intercession. See Intercede.]


  1. Intercession

    Intercession is the act of interceding between two parties. In Christian religious usage, it is a prayer to God on behalf of others. In western forms of Christian worship, intercession forms a distinct form of prayer, alongside Adoration, Confession and Thanksgiving. In public worship, intercession is offered as prayer for the world beyond the immediate vicinity and friendship networks of the church community. As such, intercession constitutes part of the worshipping community's engagement with otherness, as it expresses Christians' solidarity with those who are 'other' than themselves. In so doing, a church both appeals to, and seeks to embody, God's own love for the world. There are different forms of written intercessory prayer in various churches: Baptist, Catholic, Church of England, Ecumenical, Emerging Church, Methodist. Rees Howells Intercessor Rees Howells Intercessor is a biography written by Norman Grubb, in which it identifies intercession as being an intensified form of prayer, consisting of three elements that make it unique from normal prayer: identification, agony and authority. Whereas Jesus was our Divine Intercessor, taking on the sins of the world so that we did not have to bear them, God also calls people to be intercessors. People can only be intercessors because Jesus gave us His Holy Spirit to be an intercessor for us. Because the Holy Spirit dwells in Christians the intercessor is called to pray, fast and obey other commands from God in order to enact intercession for someone, ie - heal them, for instance.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intercession

    in-tėr-sesh′un, n. act of interceding or pleading for another.—adj. Intercess′ional, containing intercession or pleading for others.—n. Intercess′or, one who goes between: one who reconciles two enemies: one who pleads for another: a bishop who acts during a vacancy in a see.—adjs. Intercessō′rial, Intercess′ory, interceding.—Intercession of saints, prayer offered in behalf of Christians on earth by saints. [See Intercede.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intercession in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intercession in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of intercession in a Sentence

  1. Martin Luther:

    In this life, Christ is an example, showing us how to live in his death, he is a sacrifice, satisfying for our sins in his resurrection, a conqueror in his ascentions, a kind in his intercession, a high priest.

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