Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 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.
To pray one for another means….
INTERCESSION: which is the act of intervening or mediating between differing parties; particularly the act of praying to God on behalf of another person.
The New Testament teaches that intercession is expected of all believers (1 Tim. 2:1-3). Intercession for the sick is especially important (James 5:14). Paul constantly referred to his prayers for the readers of his letters, and Jesus set forth the supreme example of intercession (Luke 22:32; 23:34; John 17).
The Bible shows us that the Holy Spirit, Christ, and believers perform intercession.
Romans 8:26-27 shows that the Holy Spirit works to sustain the burdened believer, to intercede, to carry even inexpressible prayers to God.
Romans 8:34 offers the truth that the risen Christ will maintain His intercession for the believer, being the Mediator between God and humanity.
God accepts a believer’s prayers and praises through Christ’s intercession.
His death secured removal of sin;
His resurrection bestowed life on those who believe in Him;
His ascension brought exaltation to power in heaven and on earth.
Now He intercedes for us at God’s throne of grace.
Hebrews 7:25 proclaims the complete deliverance that comes through salvation accomplished through Christ and notes that He is ever present in heaven to intercede for those who come to Him.
So then, we are pretty much commanded, exhorted, and encouraged to PRAY ONE FOR ANOTHER!
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