intercession

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n intercession the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.) "it occurs without human intervention"
    • n intercession a prayer to God on behalf of another person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Intercession 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. "But the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which can not be uttered."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n intercession The act of interceding; mediation; interposition between parties; solicitation or entreaty in behalf of, or sometimes against, a person or an action.
    • n intercession In liturgics, a petition or group of petitions for various orders of men and classes in the church, whether living or departed; a form of conjoint or mutual prayer for or with the living, the departed, saints, and angels.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Intercession in-tėr-sesh′un act of interceding or pleading for another
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. intercessio, an intervention, a becoming surety: cf. F. intercession,. See Intercede
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Intercede.

Usage

In literature:

During the winter months artillery duels along the entire Franco-German front were kept up without intercession.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
Yet if not, thought Agnes with a feeling of sudden terror as the supposition came to her, what became of the intercession of Mary?
"For the Master's Sake" by Emily Sarah Holt
Pray for them, and your intercession may be heard.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
They came in a body to Columbus and implored his intercession.
"The Story of Eclipses" by George Chambers
Intercession of Saints, instead of being an extreme only, as you consider, is a Romish abomination.
"Loss and Gain" by John Henry Newman
Through Mr. Washington's intercession for him Tate got his diploma.
"Booker T. Washington" by Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
Was it not rather another intercession of the greater powers in his favor?
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The Queen had rejected Burleigh's own intercession.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
He would not be disturbed in his intercessions.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Through the intercession of friends she was sent to Moscow, and there, after further imprisonment, was set at liberty.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
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In poetry:

He melted down satan's mansions,
He made intercession for man,
He gave his peace to the nations,
And gave the disciples command.
"The Easter Man" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Christ is the priest, who now on high
Resides, and with incessant cry
A constant intercession makes,
And sheds his heart's-blood for our sakes.
"An Exhortation To Give God Thanks For Our Redemption Through Christ" by Rees Prichard
Complete with hairy lip
and decaying stumps of tooth,
the three withered nuns
from Pamplona
Kiss relic and bloodstained bars
asking for intercession.
"At the Iglesia de Sacromonte" by Irving Layton
Not always unimpeded can I pray,
Nor, pitying saint, thine intercession claim;
Too closely clings the burden of the day,
And all the mint and anise that I pay
But swells my debt and deepens my self-blame.
"Seaweed" by James Russell Lowell
In silence and afar they wait,
To find a prayer their Lord may hear:
Voice of the poor and desolate,
You best may bring it to His ear;
Your grateful intercessions rise
With more than royal pomp, and pierce the skies.
"Third Sunday After Epiphany" by John Keble
Then, by One Man's intercession, standing clear from their transgression,
Father—mother—you shall meet them fairer than they were before,
And have joy with the Redeem褬 joy ear hath not heard heart dream褬
Ay for ever—evermore!
"Poems - Written On The Deaths Of Three Lovely Children" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Esther tells of a Persian plot against the Jews that was thwarted through cunning and the intercession of a gentile king.
Just what the recent miracle is that's been attributed to the intercession or divine intervention of Kateri Tekakwitha, known as the Lil...
With St Teresa of Avila, Bishop Neumann could claim that he always received through St Joseph's intercession whatever he asked.
Most believers are taught to pray, but how many of us were instructed in intercession.
Child adopted from China to receive heart transplant as family, school ask for the late pope's intercession.
In 1999, while in intercession for revival in Arizona, I had a vision of a map of the southwestern region of the United States.
However, the good news is not measured by making grandiose personal sacrifices or bragging but in commitment to substituting personal prayer, meditation and intercession in place of meals.
But as in football, these curlers have a Hail Mary shot, one that would work only with miraculous intercession.
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These biblical prayers will help guide your intercession as you seek to partner with the Lord.
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Arena at the University of Dayton and will include Eucharistic Adoration and prayer for the intercession of Our Lady.
Vatican watcher Andrea Tornielli reports in Il Giornale that medical and theological experts at the Vatican have accepted a French nun's claim to have been cured of Parkinson's Disease after asking the intercession of Pope John Paul II.
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