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In Christian practice, intercessory prayer is the act of one person praying for or on behalf of another person or situation. The prayer intercedes on behalf of the subject, in the hope that God will answer the prayer accordingly. This article is about the many forms of prayer within Christianity. ...

Intercession in the Catholic and Orthodox Churches

Main article: Intercession of saints

In Catholic and Orthodox practice, intercession is typically done by praying to God on behalf of others. Also, the faithful of these churches often ask members of the Communion of Saints, on earth or in Heaven, to intercede for themselves or others. Intercession of the saints is a Christian doctrine common to the non-Protestant churches (mainly the Catholic Church and Orthodox Churches). ... Separate articles treat Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Orthodox Judaism. ... The Communion of Saints is a Christian doctrine held by the majority of major Christian churches. ...

Intercession in the Protestant Church

Intercession in liturgical Protestant churches (such as the Anglican Church) is a regular part of the worship service, often spoken by one or more people with the congregation responding, "Hear our prayer." Protestant intercession is usually by the living and for the living, although some Anglo-Catholics may share the Catholic belief in the Communion of Saints (see above). From the Greek word λειτουργια, which can be transliterated as leitourgia, meaning the work of the people, a liturgy comprises a prescribed religious ceremony, according to the traditions of a particular religion; it may refer to, or include, an elaborate formal ritual (such as the Catholic Mass), a daily activity such... Protestantism is a movement within Christianity, representing the splitting away from the Roman Catholic Church during the mid-to-late Renaissance in Europe—a period known as the Protestant Reformation. ... The term Anglican (from Anglia, the Latin name for England) describes the people, institutions, and churches that adhere the religious traditions developed by the established Church of England. ... This article is in need of attention. ... The terms Anglo-Catholic and Anglo-Catholicism describe people, groups, ideas, customs and practices within Anglicanism that emphasise continuity with Catholic tradition. ...

In some evangelical, Pentecostal and charismatic churches, the role of "Intercessor" or "Prayer Warrior" is believed to be a divinely appointed spiritual gift or ministry. The intercessor agrees to take on the burden of another; this kind of prayer is often an intense religious experience. Some well known charismatic intercessors are Joy Dawson and Cindy Jacobs. A notable intercessor in Christian history was Rees Howells, a Welsh minister about whom Norman Grubb wrote the book Rees Howells: Intercessor. The word evangelicalism usually refers to a tendency in diverse branches of conservative Christianity, typified by an emphasis on evangelism, a personal experience of conversion, biblically-oriented faith, and a belief in the relevance of Christian faith to cultural issues. ... The Pentecostal movement within Protestant Christianity places special emphasis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, as shown in the Biblical account of the Day of Pentecost. ... The Charismatic Movement is a movement that began with the adoption of certain Pentecostal beliefs—specifically what are known as the bibilical charisms of Christianity: speaking in tongues, prophesying, etc. ... The gifts of the Holy Spirit are found in the New Testament. ... In religious experience, or sacred experience, the believer comes in contact with transcendental reality. ... Joy Dawson is a missionary and intercessor who has been teaching the Bible internationally since 1970. ... Cindy Jacobs is an American intercessor who is also an author of many books and the founder of Generals of Intercession, a group of Christian men and women who pray for others needs. ...

Islam and intercession

There is a difference of opinion amongst the Muslims. Both the Orthodox Sunni and the Shia Muslims accept intercession at the levels of Jurispudence and Creed. The Wahhabi Muslims approach the subject of intercession with extreme caution. In some cases the Wahhabis will call those who practice intercession (Tawassul) as disbelievers. Islam (Arabic: ; ) is a monotheistic religion based on the Quran. ... Wahhabism (sometimes spelled Wahabbism or Wahabism) is a movement of Islam named after Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab (1703–1792). ... Wahhabism (sometimes spelled Wahabbism or Wahabism) is a movement of Islam named after Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab (1703–1792). ... Intercession in Islam (Arabic: Tawassul) is a hotly debated topic between Shia and Salafis. ...

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Intercession - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (251 words)
Intercession in the Protestant church is also present although it usually takes a different form.
Protestant churches typically use intercession as a term for the living praying for the living.
The Wahhabi Muslims approach the subject of intercession with extreme caution.
Intercession of saints - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (449 words)
Intercession of the saints is a Christian doctrine common to the Catholic and Orthodox Churches.
The justification for calling upon a saint in prayer is that the saints are both close to God, because of their holiness, and accessible to humans.
There is some evidence of a Jewish belief in intercession, both in the form of the paternal blessings passed down from Abraham to his children, and 2 Maccabees, where Judas Maccabaeus sees the dead Onias and Jeremiah giving blessing to the Jewish army.
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