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intercession

1. the act of interceding or offering petitionary prayer to God on behalf of others
2. such petitionary prayer
3. Roman history the interposing of a veto by a tribune or other magistrate
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Fourth, documentation of how and when IP is practiced and the inclusion of a specific intention may interfere with the usual practice of the intercessors.
But I personally believe there are in fact three deities: the Great Goddess -- who predates both Athena and Aphrodite -- and was in charge of everything (water, drought, life, death, peace, war) -- and her pair of 'henchgods', who are her intercessors, as it were.
Among the wonderful diversity of saints who flourished in your land, look for examples and intercessors who will inspire your response to the Lord's call to walk towards the heavenly Jerusalem, where God will wipe away every drop of our tears.
Reciting the Quran: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH), said: "The fast and the Quran are two intercessors for the servant of Allah on the Day of Resurrection.
Yet by attending to the quotidian and mundane details that went into the making of a saint, the author also offers a valuable glimpse into how socially constructed polarities--such as male/female, old/young, highborn/lowborn, urban/rural, and lay/clerical--helped to shape, and were in turn shaped by, devotions to saintly intercessors.
What if a bunch of intercessors stormed heaven on behalf of some important issue?
She avoids the use of strong apologetics when discussing delicate topics for non-Catholic audiences such as Marian prayer and heavenly intercessors while describing these time-honored traditions with passion and an alluring tone.
This is a fascinating study of how Saint Sebastian was transformed from ordinary martyr with no connection to the plague to one of the premier intercessors against the disease, with attention paid to issues of depicting and viewing beauty, health, and medicine, as well as religion, suffering, and the community.
The fear of harsh judgment and the impotence of all male intercessors ultimately culminate with Gratiano's frustrated questioning, "Can no prayers pierce thee?
Indeed, they were like intercessors between God and man in much the same way as the Catholic Church still uses priests.
No wonder they felt the need for religious intercessors to pray for their souls.
On this day, the Orthodox Church celebrates the feast day of the two brother-saints--St Boris and St Gleb, the Passionbearers, venerated by the Russian nation as their protectors and intercessors.