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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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School leaders can facilitate simple practices, like inviting intercessions when leading prayer and encouraging that intercessory prayer always be part of the group's prayer.
The most up-to-date study on intercessory prayer, called the Mantra study, was recently the subject of a BBC2 Everyman programme entitled Can Prayer Heal?
Prayer group subjects received intercessory prayer from a team of five Christians (of various denominations) for 28 days, as an adjunct to usual care.
Byrd RC: Positive therapeutic effects of intercessory prayer in a coronary care unit population.
Researchers sent first names and brief descriptions of the patients in one group to intercessory prayer groups across the country.
For this part of the journey, Guenther recommends that her readers explore the resources of intercessory prayer and community as well as the importance of a certain lightheartedness and gracefulness.
Lawrence, director of pastoral care at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center Since 2000, at least 10 studies of intercessory prayer have been carried out by researchers at respected institutions such as Columbia, Duke and Washington universities
Recently, a randomized controlled clinical study originating from Columbia School of Medicine demonstrated a statistically profound effect of distant intercessory prayer, which appears impossible to distinguish from PK (Cha, Wirth, & Lobo, 2001).
Such communal worship consists of proclamation of the Scriptures, intercessory prayer, and, for Christians, the sacraments.
I'll be talking about the idea of intercessory prayer.
The most important study arguing for a positive therapeutic effect of intercessory prayer was conducted by Randolph Byrd in 1988.
Then the second deacon is shown in an act of personal devotion and intercessory prayer, associating the act of liturgical commemoration and perhaps also the veneration of the relics of saints with the active participation of individual members of the community.