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And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:26-27 (NAS)

Romans 8:34 says that "Christ Jesus...also intercedes for us."

In the Old Testament times, the leaders of the people or prophets oftentimes would make intercession for the prayers or requests of the people.  Here is a chart from the beginning of this lesson:

Examples of Prayer in the Old Testament
(Individuals interceding between God and man)

Scripture Reference

First Party

The One Praying (Interceding)

Second Party

Genesis 20:7 God


Abimelech, King of Gerar
Exodus 34:9 God


Children of Israel (Israelites)
1 Samuel 7:5



Children of Israel

Jeremiah 37:3



Zedekiah, King of Judah

Job 42:8



Job's Friends

Under the New Covenant of Christ, Jesus lives forever to make intercession for His followers...and the Holy Spirit also intercedes in their prayers:

Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the one who justifies;  who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Romans 8:33-34 (NAS)

Hence, also, He (Jesus) is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. 26 For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens; 27 who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins, and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. 28 For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, made perfect forever. Hebrews 7:25-28 (NAS)

Examples of Intercession Under the New Covenant
(Those interceding between God and man)

Purpose of the Intercession and Scripture Reference

First Party

The One Interceding

Second Party

Jesus is able to save those who draw near to God. Hebrews 7:25 God


Those Who Draw Near to God.
Spirit helps Christians in their prayers...
Romans 8:26-27

...and Jesus also intercedes for us.  Romans 8:34


 Jesus & Spirit

True Christians (Note: the book of Romans was written to Christians)

Are You A True Christian?

According to Hebrews 7:25, Jesus "is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him."  Jesus is the only way to come to the Father:

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me. John 14:6 (NAS)

Have you been saved through Jesus, being obedient to His gospel?  Have you received the gift of the Holy Spirit to help you in your prayers to God?  See Acts 2:37-38, Romans 6:1-17, or for more information, please complete Lesson 1.  For more information on the Holy Spirit, please see Lesson 5.

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